Health information exchange (HIE) is the act of transferring health information electronically between two or more entities. It refers to the real-time or near real-time exchange of information that is essential for the optimization of healthcare systems, especially clinical care, case management and public health. This HIE Community is a space to share resources & connect with others interested in improvements in this area as well as within the realm of digital healthcare (Note that since this is a public space, posting confidential information is not recommended). Browse our resources to see case studies, tools, and articles that might help generate some ideas for implementation within your organization. Share your thoughts and expertise, and ask questions to join the conversation – you can also upload additional resources here.
 
General information about communities of practice can be found below:
 
 
Welcome to the Community!

 

What are Communities of Practice?

Cultivating Communities of Practice: A Guide to Managing Knowledge - Seven Principles for Cultivating Communities of PracticeQuiz: You Might be a CoP If...Communities of Practice: The Art of Learning ...

How Do I Participate?

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African Country National HIE Strategies

The Global Diffusion of eHealth was the third global survey conducted by the WHO Global Observatory for eHealth....

Tools for Designing a Master Patient Index and Other Registries

What is an MPI?A Master Patient Index (MPI)—also referred to as a patient registry or client registry— is an electronic database that holds demographic information on every patient who receives health...

Health Information Exchange Use Case Library

Key Questions: What are examples of transitions of care and how can they be integrated into a Health Information Exchange (HIE)? This Use Case Library contains a number of care coordination and p...

Collaborative Health Platform Design Specification & Analysis Report

Key Questions: How can eHealth and mHealth solutions be integrated into global environments that have limited resources? The Collaborative Health Platform (CHP) is an intiative to develop an inno...

Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise (IHE) IT Infrastructure Technical Framework

Key Questions: How do you integrate an information system to support modern healthcare institutions and what is the technical framework for this type of task?...

Developing and Using Individual Identifiers for the Provision of Health Services including HIV

Key Questions: What are unique identifers for providing health services regarding HIV?...

Commonwell and CareQuality create federated interoperability system

https://www.healthcareitnews.com/news/ehr-interoperability-were-closing-signature-moment

Interoperability Initiatives Environmental Scan

Key Questions: How do the organization(s) approach facilitating exchange?  Who is involved? What are the costs?...

Health IT Literacy Guide and Accessible IT for Limited-Literacy Populations Checklist

Health information technology (IT) is important for providing information to consumers and allowing for increased communication between the healthcare providers and the consumer....

Optimizing financial effects of HIE: a multi-party linear programming approach

Key Questions: How can the Linear Programming framework be used to guide pricing, subscription strategies, and study financial consequences?...

Erin Gilbart shared a post


HIE financial models

Hi, I am part of the Business Working Group of the HIE initiative in South Africa. We are developing the financial model(s) for the HIE and would like comments from for the Colleaga community of practice on how other HIE's have approached their financial models. Thanks to you all in advance for contributing!


Advancing Patient Recovery through an Integrated Electronic Medical Record

Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences (Ontario Shores) is a public teaching hospital specializing in comprehensive mental health and addiction services for those with complex, serious and p...

ONC officials are all-in on giving patients their data

LAS VEGAS — Top officials with the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT didn’t mince words when it came to new federal initiatives designed to give patients control of their data.“It’s a p...

Sharing Best Practices Through Online Communities of Practice: Global Alliance for Pre-Service Education (GAPS)

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Privacy Officer Job Description, Role and Responsibility

Key Questions: What role does a privacy officer play within an organization?...

Planning for Success: Privacy Impact Assessment Guide

Key Questions: What is a Privacy Impact Assessment (PIA)?...

Privacy Breach Protocol and Guidelines for Government Organizations

Key Questions: What is a privacy breach?...

Business and Architecture Considerations for Interoperable Consent Solutions

Key Questions: What are the business and architecture requirements regarding interoperable consent management solutions (CMS)?...

Boston Children's Hospital Reduces Stress with Mobile Navigation App 'MyWay'

Hospitals, by nature, can be a stressful environment for patients and their visitors....

Chesapeake Regional Information System For Our Patients, Inc. (CRISP) HIE Participation Agreement

Key Questions: What are the components of an HIE participation agreement?...

Privacy and Security Policies and Procedures for Qualified Entities and their Participants in New York State

Key Questions: What are the Privacy and Security Policies and Procedures of the Statewide Health Information Network for New York? What are the definitions of the key sections? Thi...

Memorandum of Understanding (HIE)

Key Questions: How can a framework be established for a collaborative HIE agreement between one or more entities?...

HIPAA Business Associate Agreement

Key Questions: What is the purpose of this Business Associate Agreement?...

Los Angeles Network for Enhanced Services (LANES) Business Plan

Key Questions: What is an HIE business plan? What is the target market?...

Health Information Exchange Roadmap: The Landscape and a Path Forward

Key Questions: How can trusted information exchange be developed? What are the different approaches to an HIE?...

HIMSS EHR Association Interoperability Roadmap

Key Questions: What are the phases of interoperability? What is an interoperability roadmap?The roadmap provides a pragmatic, logical structure for implementation of Electronic Health Records (EHRs)....

Master Data Management Within HIE Infrastructures: A Focus on Master Patient Indexing Approaches

Key Questions: What is master data management? What are the key issues related to master data management?...

Information Governance of the Interoperable Electronic Health Record (EHR)

Key Questions: What is information governance?...

Inter-organizational future proof EHR systems A review of the security and privacy related issues

Key Questions: What are the issues related to privacy and security?...

Smart Health open source app development platform

https://smarthealthit.org/ SMART Health IT is an open, standards based technology platform that enables innovators to create apps that seamlessly and securely run across the healthcare system. Using an electronic health record (EHR) system or data warehouse that supports the SMART standard, patients, doctors, and healthcare practitioners can draw on this library of apps to improve clinical care, research, and public health.

Current situation... I am part of the technical working group developing the Health Information Exchange in South Africa. I’m sharing a request for diagrams that pertain to HIE security architecture.
Where I want to go... I need a security diagram with some bullet points of information.
Help I'm looking for...

I’m looking for any security architecture documents that you might have on the Colleaga domain?


Privacy & Security Requirements and Considerations for Digital Health Solutions

Key Questions: What are the privacy and security requirements for digital health solutions? This document is an evolution of the original Electronic Health Record (EHR) Privacy Security Requireme...

Security Architecture Design Process for Health Information Exchanges

Key Questions: What are security architecture designs?...

Ochsner Health System's O Bar Improves Chronic Disease Management & Patient Engagement

Seven out of ten deaths in the United States can be attributed to chronic disease. With population aging, these numbers are likely to increase, exerting pressure on health systems around the globe....

Current situation... I am part of a working group that is planning for the build phase of an HIE. Several of us would like to know how we can ensure that the Electronic Health Record (EHR) is consistent, conformant and correct at the time of query?
Where I want to go... for example, many diagnostic techniques can be used to assess the same indicator e.g. cholesterol can be measured on-site using a cholesterol meter or by blood work analysis. If this indicator were stored at a summary level of an EHR, by what govern
Help I'm looking for... I am looking for what algorithmic approach is currently applied in HIE implementations in the USA and Canada that identify the reading and most accurately represents the patient's current state?

National Health Normative Standards Framework for Interoperability in eHealth in South Africa

Key Question: What is the framework for interoperability for eHealth in South Africa?...

Increasing EHR system usability through standards: Conformance criteria in the HL7 EHR-system functional model

Key Questions: How can EHR systems be improved to enhance data quality via usability standards?...

Current situation... I am part of a working group tasked with developing business requirements for an HIE.
Where I want to go... I need to find information on HIE principles.
Help I'm looking for... I am looking for examples of which principles should be incorporated into HIE governance/operations documentation.

Governance of Health Information Sharing Efforts: Achieving Trust and Interoperability with Meaningful Consumer Participation

Key Questions: What are the processes and stages of governance with respect to health information exchange?...

Information Governance: Principles for Healthcare (IGPHC)™

Key Questions: What is information governance?...

Patient/Beneficiary Validation Function: Tools and Specifications

The FunctionBefore providing care, a provider verifies that the patient is a beneficiary and to what extent they are covered for the treatment or services being sought....

How Do I Engage With My Community?

 What is a Community of Practice? Way to go! You are part of a community of interested people with whom you can collaborate and share ideas and resources....

Consumer and Patient Principles for Electronic Health Information Exchange in California

Electronic health information exchange and technology can improve health outcomes, empower patients to participate actively in their care, generate research data to improve population health, and impr...

The 5 A's of Security

The 5 A'sAuthenticationAuthorizationAccess to DataAudit PoliciesAccountabilityAuthenticationAuthentication is the process of proving that a user (or a system) that is requesting access is really who (...

Information Governance & Data Stewardship for an HIE

Key Questions: What is governance compared to data stewardship? What are the benefits to each? Who is responsible?This presentation deals with information governance compared with data stewardship....

Governance Models for Health Information Exchange

Key Questions: What is a governance model?...

Privacy Issues & Technology in Healthcare Organizations

  Addressing and implementing privacy controls and practices can be achieved through the following:Understand privacy, security and confidentiality;Define privacy and security requirements;&...

The Privacy and Security Gaps in Health Information Exchanges

Key Questions: What are the privacy and security gaps in HIE? How can we protect our personal health information?...

Guide to Evaluating Health Information Exchange Projects

This guide is designed to assist healthcare professionals in evaluating a health information exchange (HIE) project and creating an evaluation plan....

PAeHCO Use Case Structure & Examples

Key Questions: What are some example use cases for establishing a Health Information Exchange (HIE)?...

Health Informatics Standards Infrastructure for Rwanda: Health Care Facility Registry and Health Care Professional Registry

Key Questions: What are the requirements for the Health Facilities Registry and HC Professional Registry in Rwanda?...

Collaborative Health Platform: Design Specification & Analysis Report

Key Questions: What is the best way to develop an eHealth ecosystem to facilitate healthcare services?...

How to Undertake a Competitive Dialogue Procurement Process

Key Questions: What is a competitive dialogue and how can my organization plan for it? What are the associated costs?...

Health Information Exchange in Developing Countries: A Primer

 What is Health Information Exchange (HIE)?Health information exchange (HIE) is the act of transferring health information electronically between two or more entities....

Colorado Office of eHealth Innovation Master Patient Index (MPI) and Master Provider Directory (MPD)

Key Questions: What are the business and functional requirements of a Master Patient Index and Master Provider Directory? The purpose of this document is to outline the specific Colorado business...

HIPAA Privacy and Security Training: Short Guide

Key Questions: What are the required elements of proper Health Information Protection and Accountability Act (HIPAA) training?This guide provides an overview of the extensive HIPAA training requiremen...

EHRS Blueprint: An Interoperable EHR Framework

Key Questions: What are the components of the Canadian Electronic Health Record solution?...

Privacy in the Clouds: A White Paper on Privacy and Digital Identity: Implications for the Internet

Key Questions: How do I practice privacy while using a cloud-based system?...

Security Issues in Healthcare Applications Using Wireless Medical Sensor Networks: A Survey

Key Questions: What are some security risks in healthcare applications?...

About The Information Governance (IG) Toolkit

Key Questions: What is the IG Toolkit? What is information governance?...

Health Information Exchange Toolkit

Key Questions: What is a use case?...

Guide to Demographic Data Collection in Healthcare Settings

Key Questions: What is the importance of demographic data collection?...

Mohawk College MEDIC Client Registry Reference Implementation Software

Key Questions: How will this assist developers in the development of a Client Registry?...

Simple Agreement for Future Equity (SAFE): Cap, no Discount

Key Questions: What is a SAFE with a valuation cap and no discount rate?...

The MAPS Toolkit: mHealth Assessment and Planning for Scale

Key Questions: How can mobile health innovations maximize their impact on outcomes for women, children, and adolescent health?This toolkit is intended to help advance discussions on how to scale up mo...

Frequently Asked Questions: Personal Health Information Protection Act

Key Questions: What is the Personal Health Information Protection Act?...

Privacy Policy Development Guide and Implementation Templates

Key Questions: What privacy considerations are applicable to the justice system? How can my organization develop appropriate policies?...

Security Risk Assessment Tool

Key Questions: What is a security risk assessment? What steps should be undertaken?...

Toolkit for Custodians: A Guide to the Personal Health Information Act

Key Questions: Who are custodians of personal health information?...

Mobile Devices in the Workplace

Key Questions: What are the risks in using mobile devices in the workplace?...

Consent Management Implementation Guide

Key Questions: How can I augment my organization's consent management practices to support PHIPA compliance?This Guide was originally intended for health service providers involved in the implementati...

Health Information Systems Interoperability Maturity Toolkit: Users' Guide, Assessment Tool & Model

Key Questions: How can health information system interoperability be achieved in developing countries?...

E-Mental Health in Canada: Transforming the Mental Health System Using Technology

Key Questions: What is E-Mental Health? How can this technology be integrated into current healthcare services?...

Guidelines for the Health Sector (Ontario): Reporting a Privacy Breach

Key Questions: Under which circumstances should a privacy breach be reported? This tool provides an overview of situations in which the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario should...

Cloud Risk— 10 Principles and a Framework for Assessment

Key Questions: What is the risk associated with migrating to cloud computing? This tool highlights the ten principles of cloud computing risk and provides a framework for assessing the risk ...

Personal Health Information: A Practical Tool for Physicians Transitioning from Paper-Based Records to Electronic Health Records

Key Questions: How can physicians effectively transition from paper-based records to Electronic Health Records?...

Sample Share Terms for Inclusion on Federal or Ontario Articles of Amendment Forms

Key Questions: Which share terms should be included in Federal or Ontario Articles of Amendment Forms?This tool provides a sample of the share terms that could be included for Federal or Ontario issue...

Exclusive Digital Healthcare Software License Agreement

Key Questions: What is a Software License Agreement?...

Personal Health Information and Consent

 Privacy Issues & Technology in Healthcare OrganizationsUnderstanding ConsentOne of the most important aspects of privacy is the concept of consent....

GlicOnline’s Mobile Health Application Improves Quality of Life for Patients with Diabetes: Sao Paulo, Brazil

Rationale/Objectives: More than 5% of Brazil’s population was estimated to be diabetic in 2014, and this percentage was expected to grow....

Missouri Health Connection’s Health Information Exchange Cuts Costs in Healthcare Practices

It is undeniable that health information exchange (HIE) plays an important role in healthcare to enhance quality of care and cut costs....

Electronic Health Record Vendors Collaborate to Enhance Interoperability in Multi-State Health Information Exchange: Beacon Community

For the most part, patient information is stored with each provider in systems that are disparate and lack the capability to communicate with each other....

Quality Improvement for Sustainability through Excellence Teams: Bellin Health System

When Bellin acquired 20 sites across Wisconsin in the late 90s, they struggled with physicians who were frustrated by the disjointed nature of the system....

Telehealth Assessment Guide

Technology assessment for home telehealth equipment is a fairly rigorous process, in particular, evaluating the home telehealth hardware and software against the use case for home telehealth monitorin...

Connecting to Maine’s Health Information Exchange to Improve Care Coordination: Coastal Women’s Healthcare

Diagnostic test duplication and time spent on medical record management are wastes that can be minimized through enhanced health data sharing....

Emerging Idea: Automated Staffing & Scheduling Streamlines Workflow For Children's Hospital of Wisconsin

Children’s Hospital and Health System sought a more effective way to manage its staffing and scheduling processes....

Hospital Privacy Toolkit

This toolkit serves as a general guide to assist hospitals and physicians to meet their obligations under the Ontario Personal Health Information Protection Act of 2004.

Health Information Exchange (HIE) Evaluation Checklist

This checklist can be used by healthcare organizations and providers to guide the evaluation process for participation in health information exchange, and to identify the best HIE service provider for...

HIE ROI for the Ambulatory Physician Practice Part II: Benefits to Practice Workflow

This is the second part of the HIE ROI for the Ambulatory Physician Practice series....

Integrated Assessment Record Enabled by Orion Health Allows Community Care Sector to Access Patient Data: Ontario

As the body in charge of health system planning for the Chatham-Kent, Sarnia/Lambton, Windsor/Essex regions, the Erie St....

Beth Israel Deaconess Care Organization’s Meaningful Use of Electronic Health Records in Managing Palliative and Hospice Care

Beth Israel Deaconess Care Organization(BIDCO) encountered several Health IT challenges in managing palliative care due to the nature of operating an Accountable Care Organization (ACO) network includ...

RxAssurance: Visible Results of the Prime Health Innovation Ecosystem Investment

Innovation ecosystems create environments where individuals and organizations can collaborate to develop new ideas and implement solutions....

The Digital Hospital Evolution: Creating a Framework for the Healthcare System of the Future

Globally, the challenges of healthcare delivery vary widely, yet health systems around the world have similar objectives: to deliver the highest quality care to the most people possible at the lowest ...

Indiana Public Health Use of HIE in Communicable Disease Surveillance and Emergency Preparedness

A major challenge for public health is facilitating timely communication of information between public health agencies and health care providers....

Discharge Information Use Case

There is significant inconsistency in the timing and content of the discharge information that is sent to primary care providers (PCPs) from hospitals....

Early Market Engagement and Procurement Models

Through the use of enhanced public sector innovation procurement methodologies, health care organizations will be able to develop and implement a preferred procurement process that is intended to iden...

Emerging Idea: Toronto General Hospital Pilots 'Manage My Pain' App for Post-Surgical Pain

Chronic pain is a growing problem for many patients with the economic costs of chronic pain in the U.S. exceeding that of the costs for cancer, heart disease and diabetes....

eHealth Strategy for Ireland

The purpose of the strategy is to provide an outline of eHealth and demonstrate how the individual citizen, the Irish healthcare delivery systems - both public and private - and the economy as a whole...

Health Information Exchange Results in Statewide Colorado Network

The Colorado institutions wanted to achieve interoperability of their health information systems that could translate into a statewide point-of-care clinical data exchange....

North York General Hospital Awarded Prestigious IT Award for EHR Success with eCare

North York General Hospital (NYGH) paired with the healthcare technology company Cerner in 2007 to integrate an effective EHR system into their healthcare delivery model....

SeamlessMD Optimizes Thoracic Surgery Patient Care at Michael Garron Hospital

Michael Garron Hospital (in East York, Ontario, Canada) paired with SeamlessMD, an interactive digitized app, to replace overwhelming pre-operational and post-operational procedures for thoracic surge...

Interoperability Proving Ground

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Telehomecare in Ontario Improves Chronic Disease Management

Chronic diseases are a major cause of death and disability worldwide....

Health Information Exchange (HIE) Assessment Questionnaire

The information requested in this tool, once sent, will enable the St. Joseph Health (SJH) HIE team to evaluate the readiness of providers and/or healthcare participants to connect to the SJH HIE....

Impact of Tele-ICU Coverage on Patient Outcomes: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

A systematic literature review and meta-analysis of 13 studies encompassing more than 41,000 patients indicated that tele-ICU coverage was associated with a significant reduction in both ICU mortality...

Patient Privacy, Consent, and Identity Management in Health Information Exchange

This tool provides an analysis of policy issues with a focus on policy, research findings, and experiences with respect to patient privacy, consent, and identity management as relevant to health infor...

Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise (IHE) IT Infrastructure White Paper

Targeted at Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) practitioners who want to take advantage of the IHE profiles in their implementation, this paper examines the issues from both an IHE and SOA perspectiv...

Health Information Technology Exchange Participation Agreement

The Health Information Technology Exchange of Connecticut (“HITE-CT”) was a quasi-governmental agency of the State of Connecticut whose purpose is to create, maintain and make available in...

Health Information Exchange (HIE) Evaluation Checklist

This checklist can be used to determine if there is a fit with your organization's mission, goals and priorities with HIE systems. 

What is Health Information Exchange?

Despite the widespread, increasing availability of secure electronic data transfer, most Americans’ medical information is stored on paper in filing cabinets in various medical offices....

Predictive ehCOS SmartICU Technology Pilot in Spain Shows Promising Results

Caring for cricially ill patients in hospital intensive care units is demanding....

HIE Risk Assessment & Mitigation Strategies

Central Illinois Health Information Exchange (CIHIE) is a regional, not-for-profit collaborative, created by healthcare providers in our area to help make it easier for patient records to be accessibl...

"OB Nest" Model Reduces Office Visits & Improves Patient Satisfaction

Research suggests that women with low-risk pregnancies have equivalent outcomes but are more satisfied with models that reduce the number of office visits and utilize remote monitoring technology....

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Builds a New EHR Ecosystem to Facilitate Innovation with External Agencies

The U.S....

How Can Telehealth Help in the Provision of Integrated Care?

The quest for more integrated care is not itself new, but new opportunities for effective realisation have emerged quite recently....

Health Information Exchange Return on Investment (ROI) Calculator

This spreadsheet calculates potential savings and costs of implementing an electronic health record (EHR) and a health information exchange (HIE). Sources are listed along with each calculation.

A Blockchain-Based Approach to Health Information Exchange Networks

Sharing healthcare data between institutions is challenging. Heterogeneous data structures may preclude compatibility, while disparate use of healthcare terminology limits data comprehension....

Health Information Network (HIN) Maturity Model

In late 2014, Canada Health Infoway initiated a study to identify current best and leading practices for planners and implementers of health information exchanges (HIEs) in the form of a white paper....

Learning from Previous Efforts: The Santa Barbara County Care Data Exchange

The Santa Barbara County Care Data Exchange (SBCCDE) implementation stage was approved in September of 1999 and discontinued its efforts in December 2006 making it the largest single investment the Ca...

Safe Teleradiology: Information Assurance as Project Planning Methodology

The Georgetown University Medical Center Department of Radiology used a tailored version of OCTAVESM, a self-directed information security risk assessment method, to design a teleradiology system that...

Review of Information Security Issues Impacting VA Teleradiology Contracts

The Office of Inspector General (OIG) evaluated the merits of a hotline complaint alleging a specific contractor was not appropriately protecting sensitive patient data while performing Teleradiology ...

Learning from Customers: Individual and Organizational Effects in Outsourced Radiological Services

The ongoing fragmentation of work has resulted in a narrowing of tasks into smaller pieces that can be sent outside the organization and, in many instances, around the world....

Rethink the Night: An Evidence-Based Discussion on Teleradiology Partnerships

Radiology groups are rethinking how to better position themselves to build a strong business and clinical foundation for their practices to survive and thrive in these changing times....

Moore's Law

 Amazingly, Moore's Law applies not only to the computational speed of microchips that have been in steady nonlinear acceleration....

A Guide to Planning a Health Information Exchange (HIE)

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....

Cultivation of a Health Information Exchange Innovation Community

Six organizations in the South African private healthcare industry that represent over 500 hospitals and 8 million lives under management had not been able to perform industry wide health data sharing...

Implementing a Master Patient Index

What is a Master Patient Index?A Master Patient Index (MPI)—also referred to as a patient master index, patient registry, or a client registry— is an electronic database that holds demographic informa...

Health Information Exchange Use Case Tools

Key Questions: What tools are required to create use cases? How are they visualized and created using templates and icons? These Use Case Tools can be used to create customizable use cases....

Provincial Client Registry ADT HL7 V2 Update Document

Key Questions: What is a Provincial Client Registry (PCR)?...

OpenHIE Client Registry Component Requirements

Key Questions: What are the necessary requirements to create a client registry (CR) that is accurate, easy to use, and seamlessly integrated in to an eHealth system? This document summarizes a li...

What is Colleaga?

Colleaga is a voluntary non-profit organization whose members share the common belief that when we join together, we are stronger and wiser and can achieve significantly greater impact.Reaching a...

Licensing Open Data: A Practical Guide

Key Questions: How can organizations obtain open data licenses?...

Patient Engagement Playbook

The Patient Engagement Playbook is a tool for health care providers, practice staff, hospital administrators and others who want to leverage health IT — starting with electronic health record (E...

Health Information Exchange (HIE) Business Models: A Path to Sustainable Financial Success

Key Questions: What are current HIE business models? How can HIE business models be evaluated?...

How to Evaluate a Potential HIE/HIO Opportunity

The toolkit evaluates comprehensive and specific aspects about a HIE/HIO prior to concluding whether it is a viable option for healthcare practice....

Opportunities for Action: A Pan-Canadian Digital Health Strategic Plan

Key Questions: What has Canada's digital health journey looked like over the past 10 years?...

Bridging the Divides at Christiana Care Health System

Bridges began in July 2012 and is part of a three-year grant funded for $10 million by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation....

Template Bylaws of Los Angeles Network for Enhanced Services: A California nonprofit public benefit corporation with members

Key Questions: What are the key bylaws of the Los Angeles Network for Enhanced Services (LANES)?...

Wearable Computing: Challenges and Opportunities for Privacy Protection

Key Questions: What are the privacy risks associated with wearable technology?...

Sample Privacy Policy

Key Questions: What is a privacy policy? What are the components of an effective policy?...

The Importance of Security Awareness Training

Key Questions: What is security awareness training?...

The Essentials of a Privacy Breach Management Protocol

Key Questions: What are the obligations of my organization under Canada's Personal Health Information Protection Act? How can my organization develop a privacy breach management protocol?...

Boston Children's Hospital DisCO Application to Keep in Touch with Families After Discharge

After patients are discharged from the hospital, patients and their families generally experience challenges with the transitions of care....

Chesapeake Regional Information System For Our Patients, Inc. (CRISP) Payer Participation Agreement

Key Questions: What is the Payer agreeing to? What are the terms and conditions?...

Memorandum of Understanding Establishing the Los Angeles Network for Enhanced Services

Key Questions: What is the purpose of a Memorandum of Understanding with respect to health information exchange? What are the key components of this document?...

New York eHealth Collaborative Policy and Governance Structure

Key Questions: What is the NYEC Governance Model?  What important policies are in place?...

DHIN End User Data Use Agreement

Key Questions: What is the purpose of the End User Data Use Agreement? How does the system work?...

Use of Clinical Data for Research Purposes

Key Questions: What are all parties agreeing to when sharing data? How can this be accomplished in research settings?...

A Business Plan Defines How Delivering Value Drives Sustainability in HIE

Engaging StakeholdersIt is important for the business model to have a mutually agreed upon exchange of value....

Oklahoma Interoperability Grant Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) Roadmap

Key Questions: What is the SOA roadmap? What are the strategies used?...

Erin Gilbart shared a post


Current situation... I am currently busy with technical specification for an HIE to send to the vendor Community.
Where I want to go... PROPOSED HIE.ZA IMPLEMENTATION ROADMAP AND PHASES so that vendors are able to see the next steps
Help I'm looking for... I am looking for some guidance or examples for this roadmap


Mercedes King , Innovation Sherpa shared a post


Current situation... Hi, I am part of the Business Working Group of the HIE initiative in South Africa. I have 2 questions for the Colleaga community of practice, and would appreciate your views on these matters.
Where I want to go... We are setting up the legal entity for the HIE and need to cater for the consent management process.
Help I'm looking for... 1. What are the issues we need to take into consideration when setting up the legal entity for the HIE? We are proposing a 'Not for profit' company. 2. What info is out there regarding a consent management process for the HIE and Funders and Payers connecting to the HIE?


Architecture of a consent management suite and integration into IHE-based regional health information networks

Key Questions: What is the architecture of consent models? What is consent management?...

HIE Consent Registry Considerations

Consent RegistryThe consent registry is a repository that stores and manages patients consent directives based on roles and access rules that are pre-defined....

Consumer Consent Options for Electronic Health Information Exchange: Policy Considerations and Analysis

Key Questions: What are the model types of consent patients can give? Why is consent important?...

Waitemata District Health Board Co-design

Key Questions: What is Co-design? How can you apply co-design? Who does co-design help?Co-design is a way of improving healthcare services with patients....

Electronic Health Record Infostructure Privacy and Security Conceptual Architecture

Key Questions: What is the privacy and security architecture? What are the security requirements?...

The Health Information Security and Privacy Collaboration Toolkit

The Health Information Security and Privacy Collaboration Toolkit provides guidance for conducting organization-level assessments of business practices, policies, and State laws that govern the privac...

Guide to Data Protection (EU)

Key Questions: What are data protection principles?...

Sequioa Healtheways Connect

The Sequia Project hosts collaborative initiatives, including: http://sequoiaproject.org/ The eHealth Exchange - a rapidly growing community of exchange partners who share information under a common trust framework and a common set of rules. Carequality - a public-private collaborative building consensus among health IT data exchange programs to develop a common interoperability framework enabling seamless exchange among networks. RSNA Image Share Validation - a conformity assessment program that tests the compliance of vendors’ systems using quality standards determined most effective for accurate and efficient exchange of medical images including those used in the RSNA Image Share Network.

Jonathan Weiner opens the Johns Hopkins Symposium on Population Health Informatics

Check out this great video on population health informatics by Professor Jonathan Weiner: Jonathan Weiner opens the Johns Hopkins Symposium on Population Health Informatics



Unaddressed Privacy Risks in Accredited Health and Wellness Apps: A Cross-Sectional Systematic Assessment

Key Questions: What are some privacy risks in health apps? How do I implement privacy in my health apps? Poor information privacy practices have been identified in health apps....

Current situation... I am part of a working group tasked with developing business requirements for an HIE.
Where I want to go... I need to find information on HIE principles.
Help I'm looking for... I am looking for examples of which principles should be incorporated into HIE governance/operations documentation.

Health Information Exchange: Establishing a Formal Organizational Governance and Structure

Criteria for Good HIE GovernanceAble to promote trust in the HIE within the communityConsistent with the norms of the communityConsistent with the organization's current stage of development or operat...

Governance Framework for Trusted Electronic Health Information Exchange

Key Questions: What is governance with respect to health information exchange (HIE)?...

Health Information Management Principles in Health Information Exchange

Key Questions: What principles are important to an HIE? What is an RHIOs?...

What are the Considerations in Using Teleradiology to Address Shortages & Wait Times in Healthcare?

 Consider Using a Teleradiology Vendor to Offer 24/7 Comprehensive CoverageTeleradiology is well established in healthcare, with on-call emergency reporting being used in over 70% of U.S....

Data Use and Reciprocal Support Agreement (DURSA)

The DURSA is a multi-party agreement, a single agreement that establishes the rules of engagement and obligations to which all Nationwide Health Information Network (NHIN) Participants agree and that ...

Health Information Exchange (HIE) Specifications and Tools

Business RequirementsExample tools for business requirements:Design Specification & Analysis Report (detailed list outlined on page 9)Colorado Office of eHealth Innovation Master Patient Inde...

HIE Goals and Governance

Key Questions: What are the different approaches to Health Information Exchange (HIE) governance models? What model is best for your organization?...

Current situation... I am the lead in setting up the organizational structure for a Health Information Exchange
Where I want to go... I’m hoping these documents will include different aspects of the entity itself, shareholders agreements, governance structures etc.
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Public Health HIE Workbook

Key Questions: Do we need Health Information Exchange (HIE) for public health?...

OpenHIE Privacy and Security

Key Questions: What privacy and security framework can be used to protect health information?...

Technical Specification for Health Card Validation (HCV) Service via Electronic Business Services (EBS)

Key Questions: What is patient/ beneficiary validation?...

Regional Health Information Exchange (RHIE)

Key Questions: Which approach is best when implementing an HIE? What are the differences between top-down and bottom-up?...

Rwanda Client Registry

Key Questions: How is a Client Registry used in Rwanda? Who does the Client Registry help?...

Achieving Patient Identity Integrity in Health Information Organizations

Key Questions: What are the governance challenges associated with Health Information Organizations? How can patient identity be matched accurately?...

A Risk Assessment: Manual and Survey Tool

Key Questions: What steps are involved in conducting a risk assessment?...

Visioning, Goal Setting, and Strategic Planning for EHR and HIE

Key Questions: How can my organization create a strategic plan for Health Information Exchange (HIE) & Electronic Health Record (EHR) initiatives?...

What Privacy Risks are Associated with mHealth Technologies?

 What is mHealth Technology?mHealth refers to mobile technologies which have the ability to monitor the user's health....

Health Information Exchange: Engaging Providers in Health Care Innovation

Key Questions: How can healthcare providers effectively transition to digital health information integration?...

Patientory: A Healthcare Peer-to-Peer EMR Storage Network

Key Questions: What is Blockchain? How can it help the true value of interoperability and cyber security in EMR?...

Thinking About Clouds? Privacy, Security and Compliance Considerations for Ontario Public Sector Institutions

Key Questions: What are some risks with using Clouds?...

Privacy by Design: Enabling Digital Disruption

Key Questions: What is Privacy by Design? What are the principles of Privacy by Design?...

Beyond Scale: How to make your digital development program sustainable

Key Questions: How can non-governmental organizations and social enterprises scale and sustain digital development programs?...

OHIE Client Registry Planning and Implementation Guide

Key Questions: What is a Master Patient Index (MPI)? How can an MPI be implemented?...

Good Practices for the Implementation and Management of a National Master Patient Index

Key Questions: What is a Master Patient Index (MPI)? How can an MPI be implemented?...

Palliative Care Improves Quality of Care while reducing costs

Palliative care contributes to approximately $1.2 billion in savings per year in the U.S., and hospice has been demonstrated to reduce spending, hospital service use, and in-hospital death significant...

Transforming Patient Engagement: Health IT in the Patient Centered Medical Home

Key Questions: How can health information technology be used as an enabler for patient and family engagement? What kinds of structures need to be in place to support this?...

Guide to Privacy and Security of Electronic Health Information in the United States

Key Questions: What is my organization's role in ensuring privacy and security of health information in the United States?...

Privacy Toolkit for Businesses

Key Questions: How can my organization implement privacy policies that meet federal obligations and provide a competitive advantage?...

Privacy Management Plan Template - Australia

Key Questions: What is a privacy management plan? How can it help my organization meet legal requirements in Australia?...

Sample HIPAA Confidentiality Agreements for Medical Practice Vendors

Key Questions: What components should be included in a Confidentiality Agreement between medical practices and vendors in order to be HIPAA compliant? With the HIPAA Omnibus Rule requiring greate...

What to do When Faced With a Privacy Breach: Guidelines for the Health Sector

Key Questions: What is a privacy breach? How should my organization proceed when faced with a privacy breach?...

A Guide for Individuals Protecting Your Privacy

Key Questions: What are the laws with respect to information privacy in Canada? What are my rights with respect to information privacy?...

Security and Privacy Issues Related to the Use of Mobile Health Apps

Key Questions: What privacy risks are associated with the use of popular mobile health apps?...

Using Internet-based Cognitive Behavioural Therapy at Scarborough Hospital to Deliver More Patient-Focused Care

Across Canada, there are long wait times for necessary Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) services. CBT is considered the “gold standard” for the treatment of depression and anxiety....

HIPAA Enforcement Guide

Key Questions: How is the U.S....

Telehealth Governance: An Essential Tool to Empower Today's Healthcare Leaders

Key Questions: How can Telehealth Governance be used to empower today's healthcare leaders?...

Sample Consent Form to Disclose Personal Health Information

Key Questions: What are the required elements of a consent form to disclose Personal Health Information?This tool provides a template and overview of what goes into a Consent Form to Disclose Per...

Achieving Meaningful Use Enhances EHR Benefits for Urban Health Plan

Have every member linked with a primary care medical provider (PCMP)Make PCMPs directly responsible for timely access to primary careConatin costs for medical services

Sample Founders' Restricted Rights Agreement Template

Key Questions: What is a Founders' Restricted Rights Agreement?...

Sample Preferred Term Sheet

Key Questions: What is a Preferred Term Sheet?...

Bringing Healthcare Services to the Elderly Using Telemedicine: Khoo Teck Puat, Singapore

Singapore’s population is aging at one of the highest rates in the world. Elderly patients suffering from multiple conditions require ongoing and complex care....

Using EMIS Health’s Unscheduled Care System to Eliminate Risk of Record Loss and Delay in Emergency Department

As one of the largest non-teaching trusts in U.K.’s National Health Service,County Durham and Darlington National Health Service (NHS) Foundation Trust (the Trust) is dedicated to enhancing qual...

Key Solution for Consistent Patient Care in Rural Area: Chautauqua County Health Network

Better care coordination among healthcare facilities and community-based services were needed in a Chautauqua County Health Network (CCHN) due to the complexities of healthcare facilities....

State Wide Health Information Exchange System Delivers Significant Benefits for Healthcare Sites In North Carolina

North Carolina is one of the most rural states in the US, where the need for access to patient health records is vital to provide high quality care and health outcomes for patients.

Availability of an Open-Source Medical Record System Empowers Health Care Systems of Developing Countries

Over 40 million people are infected with diseases such as HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria – up to 95% of these afflictions are present in developing countries....

Ensuring Data Integrity In HIE (Health Information Exchange)

Inaccurate health information may adversely affect the quality of an individual’shealthcare, insurance, and employability....

The Use of Arena Simulation Software in Staffing Decisions at Blank Children's Psychiatry Clinic

As the Blank Children's Psychiatry Clinic increased its patient load, the staff struggled to complete necessary administrative tasks....

Inland Empire Partnership with Orion Health Collaborative Care Creates Successful Health Information Exchange

Healthcare delivery, particularly for complex patients, requires communication and coordinated care that can traverse multiple departments and providers....

Texas Consent Management Services Whitepaper

This tool is intended to define and describe the primary design of the Texas Health Services Authority’s (THSA’s) proposed Texas state‐level consent architecture....

HIE ROI for the Ambulatory Physician Practice Part I: Understanding the Value of Health Information Exchange to the Ambulatory Practice

The potential for return on investment (ROI) through participation in a health information exchange organization (HIO) varies between ambulatory practices....

Electronic Health Record (EHR) Usability Toolkit

This toolkit is used to provide a practical and useful way to assess whether the usability of EHRs supports such primary care functions such as proper diagnosis, identification of high-risk patients, ...

Delaware Health Information Network (DHIN) Creates Efficiency for Users of Clinical Information

The objective of the DHIN is to advance the creation of a statewide health information network that addresses the state’s needs for timely, reliable and relevant health care information....