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What is an HIE

HIE stands for Health Information Exchange.

It is a way for to share (exchange) information about a patient.

You probably receive medical care from a variety of providers, including hospitals, clinics, nursing homes and home care agencies. Each provider keeps its own medical record about you, including information about which medicines you use and which tests you have had.

If your health care providers can share this information with one another, they can provide you with better care – especially in an emergency. Giving providers involved in your care a better picture of your medical history, prior treatments, test results, and allergies helps them make the most accurate diagnosis and provide the best treatment.