Health Information Exchange Essay

1838 Words Sep 28th, 2014 8 Pages
HEALTH INFORMATION EXCHANGE
Heather S
HIT 141-10129
Professor Patricia Brennan
October 12, 2014

Table of Contents

Introduction………………………………………………………………………page 3
What is Health Information Exchange ……………………………….page 3
The History behind Health Information Exchange …………….page 4
Benefits having an Health Information Exchange System……page 5
The different challenges surrounding having an HIE …………..page 6-7
Conclusion……………………………………………………………………………page 7-8
Work Cited/Reference Page………………………….…………………….page 9

Introduction
There are many different ways to explain HIE to someone that knows what is going on, but for someone who doesn’t know what it is, it can be challenging. They are may be many parts and information that
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Consumer Mediated exchanged is used to by the patients to control what is in their medical records and retrieve records whenever. Query based is used by the providers to gain access from other providers to retrieve their patient’s medical records. (Health HIT , 2014)
History behind Health Information Exchange Remember when everything was paper based and computers never existed, what happen to those days? What happen to having to do things manual? Well technology sure has changed and had made things easier and more cost effective in some ways. In the 1980s and the 1990s, Electronic Health Records (EHR) was just being introduced in such organizations such as Intermountain Health Care-Utah, Partners Healthcare-Boston, and Wishard Memorial Hospital-Indiana were among the few to see the quality and efficiency of EHR. (Byers, 2011) The uses of hybrid records are used in some practices that might be getting used to having the electronic records. With today’s practices and even most big name hospitals are using the EHR or EMR. Patients should always have to sign consent for those doctors to receive their medical records. In some cases if the doctors are in the same building and are using the same programs they should be able to see all records within the facility. If you are coming from an outside facility and your clinic has EHR and so does the office were you are going
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