Health Information Exchange (HIE) is the capability to electronically transmit clinical data among different healthcare information systems. Despite providers can move business or financial information, in practice HIE is an action to share clinical data between any two or more organizations.
The widespread deployment of Electronic Health Records (EHR) systems revealed the need to easily transmit patient data between systems and the latest rules for EHRs purposes interoperability as the main object.
HIE often refers to special transition of care file that must be trasmitted in a secure manner using a complex document architecture. You should understand not every application enables you to exchange health information. Usually, EHRs do not develop own HIE tbecause it’s a complex process to be and stay enrolled in a trust community of Health Information Service Providers (HISPs) responsible to store and convey secure emails. Therefore, the majority of EHRs have completed integration with HISPs.
Another fact is the HIE ability is a certification requirement for EHR products that can be used for Meaningful Use or MACRA programs.
The following modules related to HIE were certified in iSmart EHR:
This is particularly important for those providers who participate in MIPS or Medicaid EHR Incentive programs and willing to report, for example, Advancing Care Information (ACI) category. It means users can both exchange health information and complete requirements of two ACI base measures – Send a Summary of Care and Request/Accept Summary of Care.
MIPS and Medicaid EHR Incentive Program eligible provider should remember the following minimal threshold to be met in 2018 reporting year: