What is Health Information Exchange?
Leading health information technology organizations, regional and national networks, and government agencies are using a variety of approaches that leverage national standards to exchange health information electronically to improve patient care, achieve efficiencies, and realize cost savings. Learn more.
The clear benefits of health information exchange (HIE) also include better care coordination, assurance that patients and providers have the right information available when needed, fewer errors, avoidance of duplicate tests or procedures, improved population health through electronic surveillance, more accurate and timely clinical research, and more effective consumer and patient engagement. HIE strives to achieve a health care "triple aim": enabling patient-centered care at lower cost and improving population health.
What is CurrentCare?
CurrentCare is Rhode Island’s Health Information Exchange (HIE). It is a secure electronic network that gives authorized medical professionals access to their enrolled patients’ most up-to-date protected health information (PHI) from multiple sources in one place.
More than 230,000 Rhode Island residents have given their consent for CurrentCare to collect and securely store their medical information. Patients can enroll online at www.CurrentCareRI.org or can complete a CurrentCare Enrollment and Authorization Form at doctors’ offices, community health centers, long-term care facilities, and other locations.