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HIE

(Health Information Exchange) A service that enables exchange of healthcare information between hospitals and regions. The information is not only used to provide medical data for people who move to a different geographic area, but also to provide statistics for public health in general. There are many regional health information organizations (RHIOs) throughout the U.S. that are involved in health information exchange (HIE), and the terms RHIO and HIE are used synonymously. See NHIN and healthcare IT.
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HIEs across the country are struggling with sustainable models, bringing competing regional organizations together, and dealing with multiple networks.
It is clear that the government wants to build the HIE system for the country but there is the need to understand, once the scheme is built, how do we get people to use it because that is going to create a sustainability around it and one of the options is to legislatively mandate its use," she explained.
Orion Health HIE provides clinicians with secure, web-based access to the most up-to-date patient information and to a range of capabilities that support further improvements in care, including automatic reporting of immunizations, electronic labs and syndromic surveillance data required for public health reporting and achieving Meaningful Use.
Either in concert with state-level HIE programs or independently, health care system competitors are forming cooperatives to jump-start regional data exchange and set themselves up for HITECH incentives and formation of accountable care organizations.
After implementing an EHR system, the next step some organizations take toward HIE involvement is sharing information in a "point-to-point" communications environment.
Conversely, private HIEs don't rely on federal backing and therefore have no time-bound funding restrictions.
Nancy Ham, CEO of Medicity, a Salt Lake City-based HIE vendor, says that while technically HIE is challenging, there is plenty of proof that it works.
The Exemplar HIE Governance Program will provide a mechanism for cooperative agreement awardees like NYeC as well as vendors, providers and health information exchange initiatives to collaborate in achieving those goals.
Many HIEs are capable of helping providers exchange electronic messages.
Analytic Readiness: Profiles how prepared the HIE data feeds are for end-user analysis based on completeness of clinical data elements and consistency of standard clinical coding.
Because there is still federal grant funding available for HIE development tied directly to Medicaid's mission, some states are even considering moving the HIE organization into the Medicaid agency.
New York University Medical Center's HIE is the first system to interoperate with the new edition, which uses industry-standard HL7 messaging protocol to connect with and share data across regional, statewide and independent health care system HIEs.