|Health Information Exchange (HIE)|
Health Information Exchange (HIE) OverviewThe Health Information Exchange (HIE) is designed to improve coordinated health care of the Native American population. This is achieved through the ability to gather patient history documents from a variety of sources, such as facilities of different types or in varying locations. The HIE provides connectivity to internal facilities and external agencies for the secure exchange of relevant patient data.
The HIE provides a mechanism to produce and display clinical documents across multiple IHS facilities. It provides a mechanism to produce a HITSP C32 (HL7 CCD) extracted from RPMS. The IHE XDS.b infrastructure is used and integrated with IHS MPI. An NwHIN interface that is compatible with the FHA CONNECT Gateway has been established. "Patient Consent" with "opt in" / "opt out" capabilities has been implemented and clinical documents such as the HITSP C32 can be shared over the IHS HIE and NwHIN.
HIE Core Components
An example of HIE components and interactions:
End users will enter and view patient data via the Patient Data Viewer. Data and documentation entered will be stored in the document registry and repository. Information will be provided by Patient Identity HL7 messages.