Eskenazi Health is one of America’s five largest safety net health systems, providing care to nearly one million outpatient visits and nearly 90,000 emergency department visits each year. It is the public hospital division of the Health and Hospital Corporation of Marion County.
When the Indiana Health Information Exchange was being launched in 2004, Eskenazi was one of the founding partners because they understood the vision of IHIE and its ability to impact the care they provide to their patients.
Being part of IHIE means that Eskenanzi’s physicians can operate at the very highest level. They have the tools and most relevant information to care for patients, helping support the health of all Marion county residents.
As the safety net hospital for Indianapolis – a city that hosts large scale events with national and global interest, Eskenazi often sees patients from all over the state, and beyond. IHIE’s large network provides Eskenazi with information when time is of the essence.
Eskenazi has a relatively high percentage of underserved and transitory patients, and the information they can find is very important to help fill in the gaps.