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Clinical data sharing improves quality measurement and patient safety.

D’Amore JD, McCrary LK, Denson J, et al. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2021;Epub Mar 14.

Quality measurement is increasingly being incorporated into policies outlining healthcare provider reimbursement. This study compared quality measure calculations between an individual electronic health record (EHR) source and the same EHR source combined with health information exchange (HIE) data. The results show that adding HIE data changed 15% of quality measure calculations. The authors suggest that incorporating HIE data into reimbursement programs could promote more accurate and representative quality measurement.