Top ten benefits of using the Health Information Exchange: MIGrate to the HIE

The way you view a patient’s shared care record in the North East and North Cumbria is changing. Since March 2020, the Health Information Exchange (HIE) has been adding more data from around the region to help make patient care safer.

Previously only GP records were available using the Medical Interoperability Gateway (MIG). On 30 September 2020, the North East contract for the MIG ends and may be even sooner in your organisation!

So, as we reach the final weeks of the MIG contract, now is the time for frontline staff to use the HIE. Use of the MIG is declining as HIE ramps up and we add even more data sources.

We think there are loads of benefits to using the HIE, here are our top ten:

  1. Patient data from more sources than just GP
  2. More staff from across the system can access HIE
  3. More data than MIG from EMIS GP practices
  4. Ability to filter and search records easily
  5. Real time view of patient records from other care settings
  6. HIE launches from your existing clinical system (in most cases)
  7. Easy and intuitive to use
  8. Change the layout of your data widgets to display how you want them
  9. Extra display views/options in lab results
  10. Plans in place to connect the rest of the region’s trusts (acute, ambulance and mental health) by the end of this year

Frontline staff in North Cumbria will still be able to access the MIG as they have a separate contract which runs until March 2021.

You can access a range of training videos to help you get the most out of the HIE. If you have any questions about HIE, please post them on Discourse or email us.


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