How Care Provider Access to Regional Data Reduces Hospital Readmissions

Tuesday, April 18 at 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM CT
South Building, Level 1 | S104
The Paso del Norte Health Information Exchange (PHIX) provides data sharing to the El Paso, Texas border region. This exchange includes connections between regional hospitals, outpatient clinics, laboratories, imaging centers, and more to provide a holistic view of patient health. When primary care physicians use PHIX’s clinical viewer to access their patients’ medical records from the community they greatly reduce the likelihood of that patients’ use of an emergency department or readmission to the hospital. This is fueled by PHIX’s historical focus on the community depth of data and the accessibility of data to local clinicians. By providing detailed clinical data to clinicians on patient visits in the community they are better prepared to provide secondary and tertiary interventions.

Learning Objectives

  • Illustrate how access to patient community health records can improve patient outcomes measured by changes in hospital readmissions and emergency department use
  • Compare clinical data sharing models between health information exchanges
  • Justify the need to create local data exchange connections with small healthcare practices
  • Evaluate the value of providing detailed clinical data to clinicians in order to shape secondary and tertiary interventions
  • Summarize the value of health information exchanges on population health outcomes
CEO/COO, Physician or Physician’s Assistant, Population Health Management Professional


Emily Hartmann
Executive Director
Paso del Norte Health Information Exchange
Juan Nanez, RN, BSN
Manager of Informatics and Operations
Paso del Norte Health Information Exchange