National Rural Health Resource Center: Health Information Exchange Toolkit

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National Rural Health Resource Center: Health Information Exchange Toolkit

Description

The National Rural Health Resource Center developed this Health Information Exchange (HIE) toolkit, which contains resources designed for rural providers including hospitals, health networks, and others.

The toolkit includes the following:

  • HIE policy matrix: Includes “policy models” adapted from the Connecting for Health Common Framework
  • HIE DIRECT guide: This guide to DIRECT connectivity standards is designed to assist health care providers in understanding and implementing health information exchange using DIRECT protocols
  • Return on investment calculator: This spreadsheet calculates potential savings and costs of implementing an electronic health record and an HIE
  • Privacy and security overview and resource list: The privacy and security requirements for organizations participating in an HIE are covered in this guide
  • First considerations: This document covers the first steps in forming or joining an HIE, particularly the requirement for assessing readiness

Developer:

National Rural Health Resource Center

Funding Sources:

National Rural Health Resource Center

History

Release Date: 2013
Original Summary: May 2013
Last Updated: 04/09/14

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