Health information exchange (HIE) is the electronic sharing of health-related information.
Alaska eHealth Network (AeHN) is the organization that manages the electronic sharing of health-related information between electronic health record (EHR) systems in Alaska. This is done through secure, encrypted data exchange using standards developed specifically for health care.
Nationally, electronic health information exchange has resulted in:
• Improved health quality, safety and efficiency,
• Greater patient satisfaction,
• Improved public health disease reporting, and
• Avoidance of duplicate testing, negative drug interactions, and allergic reactions.
AeHN is a non-profit organization governed by a board of directors from all across Alaska with representation from consumers, hospitals, physicians, businesses, and state government. These leaders are committed to securing protected health information at all times to ensure it is only accessed by authorized individuals for authorized use by law for treatment and payment.
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