|Health Information Exchange (HIE)|
HIE ViewerThe HIE Viewer facilitates viewing of patient documents within IHS' HIE and / or across the Nationwide Health Information Network. The primary capabilities are searching for a patient, searching for documents and viewing patient documents.
Searches may be conducted with only the Family Name and Given Name. However, the more search criteria entered, the more precise the results will be.
The end user can also select search modes. By selecting IHS Health Information Exchange, results are returned that include patients and documentation only found within the IHS network. When selecting the Nationwide Health Information Network Exchange, the results returned include patients and documentation from within HIS, as well as any external agency that have agreements in place with IHS (such as DOD and VA).
Upon performing a first and last name search, the results are provided, with the most likely match as the first match provided.
Patient search using Demographics is probabilistic and not exact. Weights, or scores, are assigned to different search criteria fields (i.e. Last Name, First Name, DOB) and the MPI uses these scores to calculate the best patient match, in addition to any variants, This is useful during a search for a patient if incomplete search information is provided. The best match is always the first listing returned in the search results table.
Patients may visit multiple facilities, which would cause a patient to have multiple local records.
Record matching is performed by the system and may be an automatic match, a potential match, or may have no matches in the system.
A patient will have one C32 record per facility the patient has visited.
In this graphic, the patient has visited two facilities, therefore has two C32 documents provided for viewing.
An example of the C32 (Patient Summary) record