Health Information Exchange and the Cost of set up and maintenance Introduction Electronic health information exchange 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 and cost of patient care. In this paper I am going to explain the challenges of exchanging health information, privacy and security concerns, cost of set up and maintenance. Also, the three different types of exchanges. The benefits of health information exchange.
Health Information Exchange (HIE) has become a major component in today’s healthcare. Health information exchange provides a secure way for providers to appropriately access and electronically share a patient’s medical information. Therefore, reducing duplicate testing, minimizing medication errors and providing a link among electronic health records (EHR) in order to provide quality healthcare.
The high cost of healthcare continues to rise and many in the United States are optimistic for health information technology to reduce and improve our current situation. Health IT encompasses a broad array of new technologies designed to manage and share health-related information. When properly implemented, these systems
Drug-drug and drug-allergy interaction checks 8. Record demographics 9. Maintain an up-to-date problem list of current and active diagnoses 10. Maintain active medication list 11. Maintain active medication allergy list 12. Record and chart changes in vital signs 13. Record smoking status for patients 13 years or older 14. Capability to exchange key clinical information among providers of care and patient-authorized entities electronically
HIPAA Compliant Patient Portal Development HIPAA Compliant Patient Portal Development Modern communications capabilities open up a world of possibilities for all types of medical practices to develop deeper connections with their patients and to manage health care remotely. The HIPAA Privacy Rule gives patients the right to obtain copies of their medical records, treatments and protected health information or PHI. These requirements go further if medical providers want to receive reimbursement from Medicare and Medicaid -- patients must be able to access their records online, download copies and transmit the information to third-party providers. Most medical practices are finding it necessary to develop patient portals where patients and physicians can interact, share information and perform important functions such as practices billing patients and accepting payments online. HIPAA 's rules require that these patient portals have strong security and privacy protections to prevent unauthorized access of these confidential PHI records.
Health Information Exchange (HIE) supports both transferring and sharing of health related information that is usually stored in multiple organizations, while maintaining the context and integrity of the information being exchanged (HIE, 2014). The goal of health information exchange is to expedite access to and retrieve clinical data to
HEALTH INFORMATION EXCHANGE: HISTORY, BENEFITS, RISKS & CHALLENGES By: Elizabeth J. Clark Professor: Sayler Devry University HIT 141 AUGUST 1, 2015 Table of Contents I. Health Information Exchange: History, Benefits, Risks and Challenges 3 a. What exactly is the Health Information Exchange? 3 II. History of the Health Information Exchange 4 a. Who can access health information via the Health Information Exchange? 4 III. Pros and Cons of The Health Information Exchange 5 a. How are privacy and security concerns addressed? 5 IV. Current challenges associated with The Health Information Exchange and how to overcome them………………………………..…………………………………………...6 a. Conclusion………………………………………………………………………...6 V. References…………………………………………………………………………………7 HEALTH INFORMATION EXCHANGE: HISTORY, BENEFITS, RISKS & CHALLENGES. The Health Information Exchange has proven to be convenient and beneficial in essence of improving patient and health professionals’ ability to access patient medical histories and records by providing quicker, more reliable access. There have been some challenges recognized with the implementation of the health information exchange. While speeding up the process of retrieval of sensitive medical records has been a blessing, the process of electronic delivery of medical records has also been seen by some as risky. The electronic health information exchange allows health care providers to release vital private patient healthcare information via
Meaningful Use and Health IT Introduction The charge of the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information and Technology (ONC) is to coordinate “national efforts to implement and use the most advanced health information technology and the electronic exchange of health information … to improve health care” (Health and Human Services [HHS], n.d., website). However, sharing confidential information found in the electronic health record (EHR) for research and quality improvement potentiate legal, financial and ethical challenges.
The electronic protected health information (ePHI) gets electronically stored and collected in hard copy form as they secure the information. According to the U.S. Department of health and Human Service Office for Civil Rights (OCR) report, millions of people have been impacted by HIPAA data breaches. Hence, healthcare organizations must protect and secure personal health data now more than ever because of the threats that are associated with information. This would substantially increase the protection of healthcare from cyber threats. Moreover, these people are extremely diverse and the cleverness of their data information must be organized within hospitals. Medical records are in high demand because of the sophistication of the records.
TaNesha Hoskins August 14, 2012 Course Project Health Information Exchange Table of Contents Introduction History of HIE • What is HIE? • What is Illinois HIE program? The Challenge • Why do we need HIE? Benefits of HIE • How does HIE work? • Who set the standards for national health information program? • What are the benefits to the patients, providers, insurance carriers, etc? Privacy and Security • How is patient data secured when exchanged through HIE? Conclusion References Introduction A Health Information Exchange, or HIE, is technology that enables the electronic movement of health-related information among health care providers and others. HIEs are an
AHIMA recognizes that superior quality health care and clinical data are critical resources needed for effective healthcare, and works to assure that the health information used in care, research, and health management is valid, accurate, complete, trustworthy, and timely. This group is concerned about the effective management of health information from all sources and its application in all forms of healthcare and wellness preservation. Health issues, disease, and care quality also transcend across national borders. AHIMA’s professional interest is in the application of best health information management practices when and wherever they are needed. (The American Health Information Management Association, 2010).
Health Information Exchange is the electronic movement of healthcare information amongst organizations according to the national standards. HIE as it is widely known, serves the purpose of providing a safe, timely, and efficient way of accessing or retrieving patient clinical data. Health Information Exchange allows for doctors, nurses, pharmacists, and other vital healthcare professionals to have appropriate access and securely share vital medical information regarding patient care. Health Information Exchange has been in efforts of developing for over 20 years in the United States. In 1990 the Community Health Management Information Systems (CHMIS) program was formed by the Hartford Foundation to foster a development of a centralized data repository in seven different geographically defined communities. Many of the communities struggled in securing a cost-effective technology with interoperable data sources and gaining political support. In the mid-1990s a similar initiative began known as the Community Health Information Networks (CHINs) with the intention of sharing data between providers in a more cost-effective manner. In 2004, the Agency for Healthcare Quality and Research Health Information Technology Portfolio was funded $166 million in grants and contracts to improve the quality and safety to support more patient-centered care. This was the beginning of the progress we have seen in HIE today. Health Information Exchange devolvement serves the purpose of improving
The Health Information Exchange has existed for over two decades. In the 1990s there were attempts to organize networks. It began in 2006 by Governor Sonny Perdue. The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services is responsible for setting the standards for national health information exchange.
Executive Summary: Health information technology (HIT) involves trading of health information in an electronic format to advance health care, reduce health expenditures, improve work efficiency, decrease medication errors, and make health care more accessible. Maintaining privacy and security of health information is crucial when technology is involved. Health information exchange plays an important role in improving the quality and delivery of health care and cost-effectiveness. “There is very little electronic information sharing among clinicians, hospitals, and other providers, despite considerable investments in health information technology (IT) over the past five years” (Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, 2014, p. 1).
Health Information Exchange Risks Health information exchange and information technology are essential tools that healthcare providers and consumers often utilize to assist in improving health care. An electronic health information exchange promises potential benefits for health care systems through improved clinical care, reduced cost and the needed elements for a national health information network. As with any other industry, the exchange of such information has its many benefit, but it