Health information exchange is the transmission of healthcare-related data among facilities, health information organizations and government agencies, according to national standards for interoperability, security and confidentiality. It is an important part of the health information technology (HIT) infrastructure under development in the U.S., and the associated National Health Information Network (NHIN).
Development of HIE initiatives continues to grow. The HIE implementation challenge will be to create a standardized interoperable model that is patient-centric, trusted, longitudinal, scalable, reliable and financially sustainable.
Learn more at HIEWatch.Websiteupdated March 12, 2012