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Health Information Exchange

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.

Achieving Meaningful Use

Electronic exchange of clinical information is one of the core objectives of meaningful use. Learn more about achieving meaningful use.

For More Information.

For more information on HIE and the benefits of HIE, see the following resources.