What is a health information exchange?

Health information exchanges (HIEs) facilitate the secure exchange of health information within and across states. Sharing information in this way is one of the requirements of meaningful use. The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) has made 56 awards totally $548 million to help states and territories in the US develop secure health information exchanges.
Content last reviewed on January 15, 2013
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