US Wound Registry Launches The First Ever Wound Care Health Information Exchange

THE WOODLANDS, Texas (Jan. 25, 2024) — The US Wound Registry has launched the world’s first-ever Health Information Exchange (HIE) specifically for wound care.

The US Wound Registry HIE will serve as a bridge to connect wound care practices via their electronic health record (EHR) software programs, allowing for the seamless, secure exchange of patient data when appropriate.

“This connection in the wound care industry will be profound to wound centers, and more importantly, to their patients,” said Dr. Caroline Fife, Executive Director of the US Wound Registry.

The HIE will primarily allow for the instant exchange of patient records from one wound center to another if both wound centers are participating in the US Wound Registry HIE.

For example, if Patient A is seen and treated at Wound Center X—which participates in the US Wound Registry HIE—then is seen and treated later at Wound Center Z—which also participates in the US Wound Registry HIE—the physician at Wound Center Z will be alerted that Patient A’s records from Wound Center X are available to be viewed via the HIE.

Not only does the US Wound Registry HIE lead to better care for the patient and reduced workload for wound center staff, it helps wound care physicians meet the Promoting Interoperability requirements of CMS’ Quality Payment Program.

Intellicure, the leading wound care EHR and provider of the only wound care documentation app for Epic, will be the first EHR provider to join the US Wound Registry HIE.

For more information on the US Wound Registry HIE, click here.