Health Information Exchanges and Chronic Conditions: A Brief Discussion

Two physicians discuss the role of health information exchanges in people with chronic health conditions. Chronic health conditions may result in people seeing multiple teams over a prolonged period of time. Enabling the different teams to have an overview of the investigations may reduce the likelihood of duplication of tests. The two physicians here discuss the benefits. This video features on the CORHIO YouTube channel which is a health information exchange in Colorado. There are a number of other videos featured on this channel.

Appendix A – Other Posts in the Series on Health Information Exchanges

Arizona Statewide Health Information Exchange

The Arkansas Health Information Exchange – SHARE

The California Health Information Exchange – Cal Index

Health Information Exchanges

HIPPA and Health Information Exchanges

Creating a Health Information Exchange in Arizona

Appendix B – Definition of Health Information Exchange

This is the definition of the Health Information Exchange that I use (Hersh et al, 2015)

Health information exchange (HIE), the electronic sharing of clinical information across the boundaries of health care organizations‘.

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