Health Information Exchange

The concept of the health information exchange is interpreted from two perspectives: Health Information Exchange (HIEs) the verb is focused on providing the interoperable data, infrastructure and technology for the exchange of data between and among healthcare providers who are not structurally or organizationally related to one another. Health Information Exchange (HIE) the noun defines those organizations formed as a corporate entity to provide services that includes core services focused on data exchange and sharing of patient data across disparate stakeholders at the local, state, regional and national level. Health Information exchange organizations require an organizational, financial and business structure that supports a sustainable service offering that supports a broad range of stakeholder participation. Both perspectives are discussed in this section.