Health Information Exchange

Health Information Exchange

Electronic health information exchange (HIE) allows doctors, nurses, pharmacists, other health care providers and patients to appropriately access and securely share a patient’s vital medical information electronically.


Despite the widespread availability of secure electronic data transfer, large medical information is stored on paper.

Appropriate, timely sharing of vital patient information can better inform decision making at the point of care and allow providers to Avoid readmissions, Avoid medication errors, Improve diagnoses and Decrease duplicate testing

HIE tracks and securely share patients medical details, as many health care providers participate in health information exchange (HIE). HIE will facilitate patient care, reduce duplicative treatments. This practice is growing among health providers because the need for HIE is clear and the HIE benefits are significant.

HIE benefits include:

  • Improves public health reporting and monitoring
  • Reducing medication and medical errors
  • Patient education
    • Increases efficiency
  • Eliminates unnecessary testing