Digital health records are bringing better care and less cost to California consumers

In western New York, hospital readmissions within 30 days of a patient discharge fell by 57%. Indianapolis hospitals reported a significant drop in dangerous staph infections year after year. And readmissions to Maine’s emergency room decreased by 23% in 2017.

What do these states’ healthcare outcomes have in common? Healthcare information exchanges that aggregate and share health records to give a comprehensive picture of patients’ treatment history to providers, allowing for more informed,…