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Adding HIE information to EHR data raises medication accuracy to 91 percent

from EHR Intelligence

EHRs fare significantly better with the help of community health information exchange (HIE) resources when it comes to medication list accuracy, finds a new study in the American Journal of Managed Care. While the EHRs at two sample hospitals captured an average of 80 percent of medications accurately, the addition of commercial database information and data from a community-based HIE was able to improve that number by 11 percent. The additional accuracy can be a crucial advantage during transitions of care, which are highly vulnerable to negative patient safety events. more

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