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Using a health information exchange system for imaging information: patterns and predictors

Published: October 30, 2013
Category: Reports
Authors: Campion TR, Grinspan ZM, HITEC Investigators, Kaushal R, Kern LM, Vest JR
Country: United States
Language: null
Type: Care Management
Settings: Academic, Health Plan

AMIA Annu Symp Proc 2013:1402-1411.

Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, NY, USA

Health information exchange (HIE) systems may address the challenges that prevent easy access to patients’ existing radiological information at the point of care. However, little is known about the factors associated with usage of HIE for radiology reports, nor about how reports are shared with an exchange network. We analyzed the system log files from a regional health information organization in upstate New York matched with insurance claims files using network analysis and regression modeling. The exchange network was dominated by a few key information sources. Outpatient users overall accessed 17 times more radiology reports than inpatient and ED users combined. Additionally, as the number of exchange partners increased per organization, the average number of reports exchanged by that organization also increased. Radiology reports were most likely to be accessed by physicians and other clinical users. These findings have implications for those operating and fostering exchange activity.

Practice Pattern Comparison,United States,Process Measures,Morbidity Prediction,Case Management

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