Clinical Network Benefits for Health Information Exchanges (HIE)
Health information exchange (HIE) provides for key access to critical healthcare information electronically across organizations within a city, state, hospital system or community. HIE also refers to the organization that facilitates and manages this important infrastructure. HIE’s provides the capability to deliver electronic clinical information between disparate health care information systems to provide improvements to patient centric care. HIE’s may also be used by public health authorities to assist in population health trends, share immunization data and more.
HIE’s are often enabled and supported financially by statewide health information exchange grants by Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology. These grants were part of HITECH components of the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act in 2009. These organizations are called Regional Health Information Organizations (RHIO) – they arrange for the means of electronic exchange of information, and develop and maintain HIE standards. In the United States, federal and state regulations regarding HIEs and HIT (health information technology) are still evolving. Federal regulations and incentive programs such as “Meaningful Use” have brought significant change to the industry. Most HIE’s utilize Federal, State, or grant funding from other sources.
The Health Gorilla Clinical Network can help HIE’s better integrate with their healthcare community. We help HIEs build out and provide the critical infrastructure required to fulfill a more robust value proposition. All of your doctor’s and other key ecosystem participants have instant access to your sponsored services and much more. We solve all of the problems associated with incompatible electronic medical records (EMR) systems and give your ecosystem one single and convenient place to connect through your HIE infrastructure.
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