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Table 5 The relationship between DH interventions and health management decision-making

From: Definitions, components and processes of data harmonisation in healthcare: a scoping review

Cimino 2014 [21] “Data completeness: A promise of HIEs is to use consolidated information over time and across providers to improve medical decision-making for the patient. When presenting a medical timeline for a patient, how does a provider know whether the HIE presentation of history is missing information? The consequences to patients can be devastating.”
Downs 2010 [32] “… community-based approach to establish a common pathway based on common data standards to facilitate the incorporation of interoperable, clinically useful genetic or genomic information and analytical tools into EHRs to support clinical decision-making for the clinician and consumer.”
Grossman 2008 [37] “… the exchanges going beyond core clinical data exchange activities that give physicians access to data at the point of care to offering physicians clinical decision support, reminders and other quality improvement tools aimed at individual patients.”
Kuperman 2013 [40] “Ideally, a physician would have access to complete, accurate and timely patient data to support optimal decision making. Health information exchange capabilities will reduce the extent of data fragmentation but will not eliminate it entirely.”
Politi 2014 [41] “In this scenario, an HIE system is likely to have a significant impact on clinical decision making if information is readily accessible; the need for rapid decisions might render the scrutiny of an HIE system impractical.”
Vest 2010 [43] “The anticipated benefits of more data to inform physician decision making, sparing patients of needless tests, helping organization identify inappropriately managed patients, and improving the health of the public will only be achieved by HIE that does not exclude providers in an area, limit what data elements are available, or restrict exchange to specific subpopulations.”
Shapiro 2006 [47] “The goal of a nationwide health information network would be to deliver information to individuals– consumers, patients, and professionals –when and where they need it, so they can use this information to make informed decisions about health and health care.”
Vest 2015 [49] “Improved access to more comprehensive information may support decision-making, inform providers of additional medications or allegories, and help avoid repeated or duplicate testing.”
Zaiden 2015 [50] “Combined with data mining and statistical analysis tools, these repositories of health information can greatly advance medical knowledge, healthcare quality, and good strategic management.”
  1. The review authors directly quoted text from the primary studies where a description of the link between data harmonisation and health management decision-making was provided