Technical Architecture of Health Information Exchange Toolkit


A Health Information Exchange (HIE) assists with the transfer and sharing of health-related information that is typically stored in multiple organizations, while maintaining the context and integrity of the information being exchanged. The architecture of the HIE is especially key to the success of a HIE system. This toolkit provides an explanation of the technical architecture behind Health Information Exchange.


  • Choke Points & Stop Lights
  • Health Information Exchange is Hard
  • Health Information Exchange: Technical Architecture(s)
  • The Nationwide Health Information Network
  • An Overview: Service-Oriented Architecture (SOAs)
  • Health Information Exchange as SOA
  • A Deep Dive into the Basics of Health Information Exchange: Architectural Details
  • Who, What, Where, When, Why and How as Technical Architecture: The Journalism of HIEs and Direct Project
  • References
  • Resources
  • Disclaimer

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Cloud Computing in Healthcare Health Information Exchange and the Patient Portal

HIE Architecture - Georgia Tech - Health Informatics in the Cloud