Mount Sinai Hospital to Participate in the MetroChicago Health Information Exchange

Mount Sinai Hospital is proud to announce its participation in the MetroChicago Health Information Exchange (HIE), coordinated by the Metropolitan Chicago Healthcare Council (MCHC). The MetroChicago HIE is expected to be one of the largest HIEs in the nation— serving more than 9.4 million people in the metro Chicago area. Says Alan Channing, Sinai Health System President and CEO, “We are pleased to participate in this health information exchange because of what it can mean for quality and patient safety – two of our core values.”

The MetroChicago HIE will allow participating health care organizations in the area to securely exchange patient health information. The MetroChicago HIE will improve care coordination between primary care physicians, hospitals and other authorized caregivers. Such coordination will result in enhanced patient safety across the region by allowing health information to follow the patient. The MetroChicago HIE will facilitate more cost-effective and affordable health care by reducing repetitive or unnecessary testing, errors, improving patient outcomes and giving authorized health care professionals immediate access to patient information. MCHC expects the MetroChicago HIE to begin going live this fall. To date, sixty five hospitals, health care systems and outpatient facilities have committed to participate in this industry-led initiative.

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