Health Data Exchange Use Rises, but Benefits Still Unclear
While health information exchange use is on the rise, a report released by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality finds that its clinical and economic benefits are "not overwhelmingly supported by the available evidence." AHRQ recommends that future studies on HIE address more comprehensive questions and use more robust designs.
- "AHRQ: Despite Uptick, HIE Use Still 'Low'" (Durben Hirsch, FierceEMR, 12/15).
- "Research on Health Information Exchange Limited, AHRQ Finds" (Heath, EHR Intelligence, 12/18).