Video: What is an HIE? (Health Information Exchange Series)

This video is part 1 of a 14-part WPF video series on health privacy and health information exchanges  

What is an HIE?

HIE stands for “Health Information Exchange.” An HIE allows medical records to be shared electronically between health care providers. HIEs rely on using networking technologies to enable your doctor to share records with another health care provider over the Internet, instead of, for example, sharing by fax. As a result, doctors participating in an HIE may have a much more complete picture of your medical history to work from, even if they have only had limited or even in some cases, no previous contact with you as a patient.

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