Assessing the Value of Health Information Exchange
Resource Topic: Health Information Technology (HIT)/Data
Resource Subtopic: Electronic Health Records (EHRs).
Year Developed: 2016
Resource Type: Publication
Primary Audience: Enabling Staff
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Resource Summary: This issue brief provides an overview of the value of health information exchange, including determining ROI, categories of HIE benefits, and sources for additional information. Assessing the value of health information exchange (HIE) is important to health centers to support the case for using HIE and for increasing the use of HIE. HIE value can be financial value (cost savings, increased revenue) and clinical value (improved clinical processes and outcomes such as greater utilization of preventive care and fewer hospital readmissions). The value of HIE may not be the same across health centers, and some benefits may take longer to accrue than others. This document provides information to help health centers evaluate their return on the investment (ROI) in HIE — a measure of the efficiency of an investment.