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Shy BD, Kim EY, Genes NG
Increased identification of emergency department 72-hour returns using multihospital health information exchange.
The authors tested the use of a health information exchange (HIE) to improve identification of 72-hour return visits compared to individual hospitals' site-specific data. They found that HIE increased the identification ability of 72-hour ED return analyses by a mean of 11.16% compared with site-specific (no HIE) analyses. They concluded that their analysis demonstrates incremental improvements in the ability to identify early ED returns using increasing levels of HIE data aggregation.
Citation: Shy BD, Kim EY, Genes NG . Increased identification of emergency department 72-hour returns using multihospital health information exchange. Acad Emerg Med 2016 May;23(5):645-9. doi: 10.1111/acem.12954.
Keywords: Emergency Department, Health Information Exchange (HIE), Hospital Discharge, Hospital Readmissions