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Health Information Exchange: Improving the Bottom Line, Better Patient Care

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The U.S. banking, post-secondary education, and law enforcement sectors all take advantage of a shared network of electronic records, but the healthcare sector has yet to follow suit. 

Why is a health information exchange strategy so important? By connecting various sources of medical records, a system of health information exchange (HIE) can improve public health outcomes and reduce redundant spending. Read on to learn: 
How expanding access to data can improve citizen services
What HIE data can do for biosurveillance and disease prevention
How the Virtual Lifetime Electronic Record Initiative is improving military healthcare 
Which agencies are leveraging HIE data to reduce waste, fraud and abuse.

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