NYU Langone Medical Center has been working to build a private health information exchange to link 200 practices and 1,900 clinicians using 26 different EHRs as the state and country work toward building larger exchanges.

Frat Iqbal, senior manager of information management at New York University’s Langone Medical Center, led off his presentation at HIMSS15 in Chicago with two photos that provided a stark reminder of what happens when information doesn’t flow properly through the healthcare system. They were two pictures of his brother two years apart, one in full health and the other wheelchair-bound and permanently disabled by multiple sclerosis.
“It took two years to diagnose MS as he went from doctor to doctor, lab to lab,” he said.

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