Health Information Exchange: Benefits And Disadvantages Of Exchange Information

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There are many ways to exchange patient information, direct exchange, query exchange, consumer-mediated exchange, and health Information Exchange. HEALTH INFORMATION EXCHANGE is a system that can be used to share patient information electronically across different hospitals and organizations. The people that use this system include, but are not limited to, doctors, nurses, pharmacists, and other health care providers and patients. The health department where I live uses this. Anytime that I have been in the hospital or went and got a shot somewhere other than the health department they have all the information in my health record; information from the hospital and information from the doctor’s office here in town.
There are other ways to exchange
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Your information is available in case there is an emergency and you can’t explain your health history at the time. The care provider can find your health records easier than trying to find out from you if you can’t talk. Your information is stored in an electronic form to keep it safe and protected in case of a disaster, like a hurricane or F5 tornado. When using electronic records you can see who accessed, when it was accessed, and why your record was accessed. Having this access to information on your health record helps enforce laws and regulations governing access. Another benefit of HEALTH INFORMATION EXCHANGE is that they store all the tests you have had done and the results of the tests. This keeps from having to repeat certain tests and from exposing you to more radiation or other side …show more content…
There is accountability, transparency, and representation. Accountability is one of the key elements of any governance process. Balanced representation is very important to the success of health information sharing efforts. Transparency is key to providing clear explanation for final policies and decisions. Transparency should be one of the many goals in any other administrative aspects.
There are three models for the architecture of HEALTH INFORMATION EXCHANGE. There is a model which is a federated or decentralized model, a centralized model, and a hybrid model that is little like both. The central model is the master database which contains a complete copy of all the records for every patient contained in the HEALTH INFORMATION EXCHANGE. A decentralized model has no master database. In the decentralized model the care provider has to request the patients’ information and compile a record for the

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