Definition Thursday: Health Information Exchange (HIE)


Health Information Exchange (HIE):

Health Information Exchanges provide the capability to electronically move clinical information between multiple different health care computer systems while maintaining the integrity, confidentiality, privacy, and security of that information. The purpose of HIE development is to improve healthcare delivery by making all relevant information for a particular patient readily accessible by all healthcare providers.

Finding the appropriate electronic medical record (EMR) software for your practice can be a daunting task. There are literally hundreds of choices available and many factors to consider. The quality and work flow of your practice depend on your making the right selection, as does your ability to collect payments from the U.S. government. To make matters worse, most information sources out there utilize a myriad of abbreviations and acronyms further complicating the process and causing frustration. To help minimize this, each Thursday Blog will publish a relevant abbreviations or acronyms you will come across during your EMR software search!

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