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Data Used in HIE Can Identify Homeless Patients – Healthcare Informatics

Researchers from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City have examined Healthix, a New York-based HIE, to see if they could identify patterns that would indicate when someone was homeless. As the researchers noted, homeless patients experience worse outcomes and consume a disproportionate amount of healthcare resources compared to the rest of the population.

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