The Health Information Exchange (HIE) will allow local public health departments to be able to evaluate real-time health data on a population level, in order to monitor the health of our community, as well as to assure that we provide the highest quality service to our residents. In addition, we will be better able to respond to health issues in our community.
“Health information exchange (HIE) refers to the sharing of clinical and administrative data across the boundaries of health care institutions, health data repositories, and States”. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
Health information technology, sometimes called e-Health or Health IT, allows your providers to use electronic computer networks to store, manage or exchange your records.Click here for details
Healthcare providers such as a doctor’s office, specialist, hospital, clinic or lab share patient health records electronically through a secure network. This helps improve treatment outcomes, coordination of care and efficiency in practices.Click here for details
The following sites can provide more information about the HIE Illinois Health Information ExchangeMetropolitan Chicago Healthcare Council, Regional HIEState of Illinois, Office of Health Information Technology (OHIT)United States Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC)