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Study Of HIE In Emergency Dept. Shows Significant Reduction In Lab and Radiology Tests

Results were published in the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association and Center for Technology Innovation at the Brookings Institution.

Researchers at the Brookings Institution in cooperation with HEALTHeLINK, conducted a pilot study to examine the impact of the use of health information exchange (HIE) technology on reducing laboratory tests and radiology examinations in emergency departments (EDs) at three area hospitals. The results of the pilot show a significant reduction in the duplication of tests.

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