Hawaii hospitals agree on one HIE

Hawaii hospitals have agreed to share patient data in the online Health eNet system, the Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported. The agreements broaden the exchange of information for communities statewide, according to Christine Sakuda, executive director of the nonprofit Health eNet, which was established in 2006.

"By utilizing the Health eNet, these major health care providers will be able to improve patient care and manage costs for both the organization and their patients," Sakuda told the Star-Advertiser. Castle Medical Center and Hawaii Pacific Health--the parent company for Kapiolani Medical Center for Women & Children, Pali Momi Medical Center, Straub Clinic & Hospital and Wilcox Health--have all agreed to sign on to the HIE. Article

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