Health Information Exchange ( Hie )

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Health information exchange (HIE) is the process of transporting medical-related information electronically between healthcare providers. Health information exchange was formed by the Hartford Foundation in 1990, with the establishment of Community Health Management Information Systems (CHMIS). Today, there are many models and forms that support health information exchange. Healthcare providers and organizations may have challenges with this new way of exchanging patient information, however, there are plenty of advantages that not only benefit the providers but the patients as well.
The Bush’s administration launched the definition and testing of a strategic national agenda for HIE in 2004. President Bush had confidence in creating a better health information technology which was necessary for his vision of a health care system that would put the needs of patients first. “The Institute of Medicine estimates that between 44,000 and 98,000 Americans die each year from medical errors” (George W. Bush White House Archives; Economic Policy. 2014). By implementing Electronic Health Records (EHR) and the use of Health Information Exchange (HIE), providers can easily access patient’s health information to avoid these medical errors. His plan would change the challenges the U.S. health care system faced.
Currently, there are three forms of health information exchange; directed exchange, query-based exchange, and consumer-mediated exchange. The Direct Project is a government…
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