Why Do We Need Electronic Patient Record Systems To Talk To Each Other?

Why do we need electronic patient record (EPR) systems to talk to each other?

Dr Harry Greenspun is director of Deloitte Center for Health Systems. In this talk from 2015 he gives a very nice overview of where EPR’s have come from and where they are going to. The future he describes holds not just exchange of information between systems but also data analytics and personalised medicine.

Appendix A – Other Posts in the Series on Health Information Exchanges

Arizona Statewide Health Information Exchange

A History of The Health Information Exchange in Pennsylvania

The Arkansas Health Information Exchange – SHARE

The California Health Information Exchange – Cal Index

Health Information Exchanges

Health Information Exchanges and Chronic Conditions

HIPPA and Health Information Exchanges

Creating a Health Information Exchange in Arizona

Appendix B – Definition of Health Information Exchange

This is the definition of the Health Information Exchange that I use (Hersh et al, 2015)

Health information exchange (HIE), the electronic sharing of clinical information across the boundaries of health care organizations‘.

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