Health information exchange can be critically important for improving health care. Enabling health information exchange is possible but challenging for states and communities across the country. Oklahoma has an exemplary health information exchange that started locally and has expanded to serve much of the state. As stated on the organization’s website:
MyHealth Access Network is a non-profit health information exchange that links more than 2,000 providers and their patients in a community-wide health information system that will help provider’s better monitor and improve care to:
- Reduce health care costs associated with redundant testing, hospital admissions, and emergency department visits
- Improve care coordination during transitions between health care settings
- Improve patients’ experience and ability to take control of their own health
- Improve quality care for the state of Oklahoma and its nearly 4 million patients
- Bring community leaders and organizations together to utilize health information in meaningful ways to improve community care.
This is an organization worth learning about. Check out the introductory video below, and click here to learn more from their content-rich website.