This article aims to give organizations a guide for developing and implementing a Health Information Exchange (HIE) based on examples of important specifications and documents used by established programs.
When building an HIE certain deliverables must be met as an organization moves forward with the process. This includes the development of each part of the HIE from the bottom up.
What is HIE?
HIE allows doctors, nurses, pharmacists, other healthcare providers and patients to appropriately access and securely share a patient's vital medical information electronically. This improves the speed, quality, safety and cost of patient care. Further details and information about the different types of HIE can be found here.
Components of an HIE
- Tools for Designing a Master Patient Index and Other Registries
- Patient/Beneficiary Validation Function: Tools and Specifications
Target Operating Model
Beyond the Specifications
- A Business Plan Defines How Delivering Value Drives Sustainability in HIE
- Data Use and Reciprocal Support Agreement (DURSA)
- Health information exchange: persistent challenges and new strategies
- Health-information exchange: why are we doing it, and what are we doing?
- A HIMSS Guide to Participating in a Health Information Exchange
- Achieving Patient Identity Integrity in Health Information Organizations
- Public Health HIE Workbook
- Stratis Health- Health IT
- State Wide Health Information Exchange System Delivers Significant Benefits for Healthcare Sites In North Carolina
- Missouri Health Connection’s Health Information Exchange Cuts Costs in Healthcare Practices
- Community-Based Public Health Initiatives Enabled by Health Information Exchange: Southeast Minnesota Beacon Community