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What is Health Information Exchange (HIE)?

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Health information exchange (HIE) processes and moves health information electronically to and from multiple health care-related organizations. Exchanging health information is important in order to make sure that your health care providers have access to the most up to date information about you so they can make more informed decisions about your care. HIE can improve the coordination of care for a person who is seeing multiple providers by enabling providers to share important health information (healthit.gov). HIE is used both as a noun (to represent the systems and software necessary to exchange information) and as a verb (to represent the movement of information between organizations).

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