Health Information Exchange Networks are typically established as part of efforts to link information into a standardized backbone.  As patients change or move between providers, or develop complications requiring emergency care, nothing is more frustrating and expensive as the inability to locate vital information from previous tests and treatments.  The need to retrieve and display information stored in different databases requires the development of a service-oriented architecture that can facilitate an informed decision.

Key HIE Programs Functions that Deliver Success
Governance Provide overall program direction, remove barriers to program development, advisory services, public relations
Business Development Provide materials to be utilized for community education regarding the HIE program, support public speaking events, perform integrated marketing activities across partners
Clinical Services Support the design/development of clinical content, design disease state management framework, provide consultation to algorithm development
Training and Outreach Develop training materials, design online program for end users with support from the technology team, perform outreach activities to engage, sustain community integration
Information Technology Design, deploy, and support technical architecture for the data center; extend existing data warehouse to include newly developed disease state management data marts; provide end-user support; design, develop, and support user secure access portal
Financial Services Support financial requirements for the grant and submission of materials to for grant monitoring, provide timely reports for grant management, including spend trends, enrollment statistics and risk management
Program Management Provide overall day to day operational support for grant partners/team members, conduct risk analysis and report findings with mitigation strategies, manage all grant communications and status reports

A proven architecture is crucial to creating a
Successful HIE or Healthcare Network:

Your HIE Should:

  • Improve the quality and efficiency of health care delivery for patients by accelerating the adoption and use of a collaborative model including health information technology (HIT) and health information exchange (HIE)
  • Minimize redundant data capture and storage, inappropriate care, incomplete information and administrative, billing and data collection costs
  • Promote evidence‐based medical care to improve patient safety and quality
  • Encourage patient‐centered care: connect health care providers – clinicians and facilities – to ensure continuity of care for every patient
  • Increase patient understanding and involvement in their care and enhance communication between patients and providers
  • Promote national standards to guide the sharing of information and electronic data interoperability
  • Safeguard privacy and security of personal health information
  • Leverage existing health information systems and HIEs
  • Create a business model that balances cost and risk where organizations must see sufficient value to justify their investment