Health Information Management

Privacy, security concerns high in HIEs

HIM-HIPAA Insider, June 12, 2012

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A Boston resident is at a New York Yankees game in the Bronx cheering on his beloved Boston Red Sox. ­Despite his best efforts to catch a foul ball coming into the stands, he misses, and the ball bounces off his head. He's woozy, and ballpark officials suggest he get to a hospital for precautionary reasons.

At the hospital, instead of filling out multiple forms, the attending physician logs on to a computer in the patient's room and pulls up his medical record and complete history in seconds. That's because the fan's hospital in Massachusetts and the New York facility participate in an interoperable health information exchange (HIE).

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