HIE

How Can You Exchange Patient Data? - 11/13/2018

Health Information Exchange can be accomplished in different ways, and the needs and requirements vary by practice. While there are numerous ways to accomplish HIE, there are four types of HIE that are currently in use.


HCA Healthcare Joins Greater Houston HIE - 06/06/2018

HCA Healthcare’s Gulf Coast Division recently became Southeast Texas’ final major health system to join Greater Houston Healthconnect, the region’s health information exchange.


Accessing Medical Information for Displaced Texans - 04/27/2018

It is difficult to watch as our beloved state suffers from the catastrophic effects of Hurricane Harvey. Even more difficult is the number of Texans displaced as they evacuate to safe places. This means many Texans are seeking medical care outside of their usual region or network of physicians. It helps to know that health information exchanges (HIE) are available to assist physicians by providing access to a patient’s information at the point of care.


TMA Seeks Legal Safe Harbor for HIE Users - 06/13/2016

Written Testimony of Texas Medical AssociationHouse Bill 2641 by Rep. John ZerwasSenate Committee on Health and Human Services, May 20, 2015


TMA Advocates for HIE Funds - 05/20/2016

According to a national survey, the vast majority of clinicians believe that Health Information Exchange (HIE) implementation will positively impact both the quality and coordination of care. A 2009 survey by eHealth Initiative polled 40 operational HIEs that reported cost savings to physicians and providers by reducing (1) time handling lab and radiology results, (2) time for clerical administration and filing, (3) money spent on redundant tests, (4) costs for chronically-ill patients, and (5) costs associated with medication errors. In an environment where many physicians’ practices are seeing overall declines in their revenue streams, achieving savings through streamlining processes and reducing duplication and expenses is critical.


SB 1367: Use Funds to Improve HIE Infrastructure - 05/20/2016

Technology holds great promise in assisting physicians in our efforts to achieve these goals. According to a national survey, the vast majority of clinicians believe that Health Information Exchange (HIE) implementation will positively impact both the quality and coordination of care.


HIEs and the Gateway to Better Care - 05/13/2016

Health information exchanges (HIEs) are becoming a more widely used method for physicians to share valuable patient information. A proposed health service enterprise gateway would connect to local health information exchanges and give physicians a single place to exchange data with all state health agencies.


Making Strides - 05/13/2016

Texas' health information exchanges (HIEs) are closer to being able to connect to one another locally and across state lines.