Hawaii health system joins statewide HIE

Honolulu-based Queen's Medical Center will launch the Hawaii Health Information Exchange application to expand clinicians' access to patients' medical data documented by other providers, Pacific Business News reports.

With the HHIE app, Queen's Medical Center providers will be able to view patient data and medical history from 22 other Hawaii hospitals. The app will integrate with the health system's IllumiCare Smart Ribbon app, which is an EHR-agnostic platform that can be embedded within or float over any EHR. The platform works with Queen's Epic EHR system to provide real-time data within the physician workflow.

"The hope is making [EHR] more readily accessible for the clinician so they can reduce the duplication of services that ultimately waste time and money," IllumiCare CEO G.T. LaBorde told Pacific Business News. "There's nothing more frustrating than having to give blood twice or repeating a scan that was already taken someplace else. This not only makes the data more accessible, but also gives the patient less of headache when working with their medical providers as a whole."

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