August 14, 2012
Table of Contents
History of HIE
• What is HIE?
• What is Illinois HIE program?
• Why do we need HIE?
Benefits of HIE
• How does HIE work?
• Who set the standards for national health information program?
• What are the benefits to the patients, providers, insurance carriers, etc?
Privacy and Security
• How is patient data secured when exchanged through HIE?
A Health Information Exchange, or HIE, is technology that enables the electronic movement of health-related information among health care providers and others. HIEs are an increasingly popular way for hospitals, pharmacies, labs, and emergency room physicians to share patient information. Some HIEs just share information within one hospital network, some share information across many hospitals or physicians in a region, and some HIEs share information across the state. If your health information is being shared through an HIE, your lab test results, medications, medical history, or other clinical information related to your health care may be included in the sharing. HIEs come in many varieties, some may only share lab results, and some may share just emergency room records. It's important for you to know when your records are being shared, where and what controls you have over that.
History of Health Information Exchange
Health information exchange system is responsible for mobilizing the healthcare information electronically throughout the associated organizations that are bordered by community, hospital system, and region. Health information exchange can endow us the ability to transfer clinical information electronically in between the network of health care information systems and at the same time maintaining and securing the true meaning of the information being exchanged. It is the job of health
References: Work Cited 1. Claude Sicotte and Guy Pare, “Success in Health Information Exchange Projects: Solving the Implementation Puzzle,” Social Science and Medicine, Volume 70, 2010 2. J. Halamka et al. “Exchanging Health Information: Local Distribution, National Coordination, “Health Affairs 24, no.5 (2005): pp. 1170-1179. 3. R. Hillestad et al. “Can Electronic Medical Record Systems Transform Health Care? Potential Health Benefits, Savings and Costs,” Health Affairs 24, no.5 (2005): pp.1103-1117.