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Electronic Exchange of Data and “Closing The Loop”

Year Developed: 2022

Resource Type: Archived Webinar.

Primary Audience: Enabling Staff
Secondary Audience: Clinicians

Language(s): English

Developed by: National Center for Medical-Legal Partnership (See other resources developed by this organization).

Resource Summary: Building the electronic exchange of data directly into the EHR is needed to reduce inefficiencies, document patient connection with available legal services, and track patient legal outcomes. This Case Study provides a concrete example of how a medical-legal partnership (MLP) in Iowa set up electronic referrals in the EHR as well as the ability to “Close the Loop” via electronic updates from the legal partner. Those updates are delivered directly to the EHR and describe whether the patient is connected with legal assistance and the legal outcomes of that assistance.

Resource Topic: , Operations, Health Information Technology (HIT)/Data, ,

Resource Subtopic: Research and Data, Electronic Health Records (EHRs), Enabling Services (ES), , , , Social Determinants of Health (SDOH).

Keywords: Access to Care, Screening, Case Studies, Data Collection, Management, and Analytics, Medical Legal Partnerships (MLPs), Legal Issues.

This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of an award totaling $6,625,000 with 0 percentage financed with non-governmental sources. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by HRSA, HHS, or the U.S. Government. For more information, please visit