patients - WHAT IS HIE?
Health Information Exchange, or HIE, is the electronic movement of health-related information among organizations according to nationally recognized standards. It allows clinical information to move quickly between different healthcare systems so that it may be used by a patient’s different providers while maintaining the privacy, security, and accuracy of the information being exchanged.
Health Information Exchanges, or HIEs, such as etHIN are entities that exist to connect healthcare providers and securely move electronic health records between your providers so they have access to your records quickly and efficiently. HIEs connect clinical providers through a secure, electronic, confidential health information system, ensuring they have access to the right information at the right time. Access by your healthcare providers to historical clinical information can help your providers reduce duplicate tests, improve patient safety, and provide better quality care.