How an HIE Can Enhance the Medical Home Model

February 15, 2011

The medical home model relies not only on teamwork between multiple healthcare providers, but complete and constant communication. A health information exchange, or HIE, allows providers to move information quickly and easily to all involved caregivers through various means.

The medical home model relies not only on teamwork between multiple healthcare providers, but complete and constant communication. A health information exchange, or HIE, allows providers to move information quickly and easily to all involved caregivers through various means.

In Pennsylvania, the Keystone Beacon Community is utilizing its regional HIE to keep providers informed and also get patients more involved and in-synch with their care. Jim Younkin, IT director for Geisinger Health System, explains how the HIE and the medical home model can work seamlessly together to boost patient care.