IHDE enables participating healthcare providers secure access to important health information about their patients at the point of care. Medical providers need your current and past health history to accurately diagnose and treat you.
The Idaho Health Data Exchange works with gives approved providers secure access to your comprehensive medical record, including your immunizations, test results, and more. This access allows your providers to stay informed about your medical history, ultimately allowing them to be better equipped to make the right decisions about your care.
In the past, providers shared patient health records with each other via fax, email, and mail to coordinate patient care. The Idaho Health Data Exchange makes sharing data easier, faster, and more secure. When providers don't have to spend as much time gathering information about patient medical history, individuals don't have to spend as much time waiting for treatment.
Having a patient's medical information easily available at the point of care can help reduce medical mistakes, reduce the redundancy of services, and improve patient safety. Overall, the Idaho Health Data Exchange decreases the chance that patients will receive care that adversely affects them.