The eHealth Exchange is a rapidly growing network of exchange partners who securely share clinical information over the Internet across the US, using a standardized approach. By leveraging a common set of standards, legal agreement and governance, eHealth Exchange participants are able to securely share health information with each other, without additional customization and one-off legal agreements. The eHealth Exchange connectivity spans across all 50 states and is now the largest health data sharing network, or HIE, in the US.
Participating organizations mutually agree to support a common set of standards and specifications that enable the establishment of a secure, trusted, and interoperable connection among all participating Exchange organizations for the standardized flow of information, by:
- Sending health information to other participating organizations
- Finding and requesting copies of healthcare information from other participating organizations–where permitted by law and policy
- Matching patients to their data without a national patient identifier
- Subscribing to receive updates to health information
Review the positive Economic Impact that the eHealth Exchange has had on participating organizations.