Document Type

Research Project

Publication Date

Spring 4-2019


The landscape of health care is shifting as new payment models and mandates for health information technology (HIT) rise. There is an unprecedented demand to meet our nation’s health care challenges of access, safety, quality, and cost. To meet these demands, the health care industry has recognized a team-based care model which can introduce the collaborative power through health information exchanges (HIEs). Providers like pharmacists, can detect and resolve medication errors, duplications, and omissions by using HIEs. HIEs give pharmacists the entire view of the patient from the bed-side of the hospital to the community pharmacy. However, the implementation of HIE is currently lacking some community pharmacies. With this being said, pharmacy staff has realized the need for HIE, and hopefully, with timely implementation, pharmacists can move from the traditional filling prescriptions role to the clinical services role.