Health Information Exchange
Health information exchange (HIE) encompasses two related concepts:
• Verb: The appropriate and confidential electronic exchange of clinical information among authorized organizations
• Noun: An organization with agreed-upon operational and business rules that provides services to enable the electronic and secure sharing of health-related information
Electronic exchange of clinical information allows doctors, nurses, pharmacists, other health care providers, and patients to access and securely share a patient’s vital medical information electronically—improving the speed, quality, safety, coordination, and cost of patient care.