Health Information Exchange: Navigating and Managing a Network of Health Information Systems

Health Information Exchange: Navigating and Managing a Network of Health Information Systems

1st Edition - February 9, 2016

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  • Editor: Brian Dixon
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128031506
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128031353

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Health Information Exchange (HIE): Navigating and Managing a Network of Health Information Systems allows health professionals to appropriately access, and securely share, patients’ vital medical information electronically, thus improving the speed, quality, safety, and cost of patient care. The book presents foundational knowledge on HIE, covering the broad areas of technology, governance, and policy, providing a concise, yet in-depth, look at HIE that can be used as a teaching tool for universities, healthcare organizations with a training component, certification institutions, and as a tool for self-study for independent learners who want to know more about HIE when studying for certification exams. In addition, it not only provides coverage of the technical, policy, and organizational aspects of HIE, but also touches on HIE as a growing profession. In Part One, the book defines HIE, describing it as an emerging profession within HIT/Informatics. In Part Two, the book provides key information on the policy and governance of HIE, including stakeholder engagement, strategic planning, sustainability, etc. Part Three focuses on the technology behind HIE, defining and describing master person indexes, information infrastructure, interfacing, and messaging, etc. In Part Four, the authors discuss the value of HIE, and how to create and measure it. Finally, in Part Five, the book provides perspectives on the future of HIE, including emerging trends, unresolved challenges, etc.

Key Features

  • Offers foundational knowledge on Health Information Exchange (HIE), covering the broad areas of technology, governance, and policy
  • Focuses on explaining HIE and its complexities in the context of U.S. health reform, as well as emerging health IT activities in foreign nations
  • Provides a number of in-depth case studies to connect learners to real-world application of the content and lessons from the field
  • Offers didactic content organization and an increasing complexity through five parts


practitioners and clinical researchers involved in health systems development; advanced undergraduate and graduate students studying HIE as well as health IT; health care organizations and independent learners seeking to train for HIT related certifications.

Table of Contents

  • 1: What is Health Information Exchange?

    2: Health Information Exchange as a Profession

    3: Drivers and Barriers to Adoption: Towards the Last Mile

    4: Engaging and Sustaining Stakeholders: Towards Governance

    5: Strategic and Business Planning: Towards Sustainability

    6: Privacy, Security, Confidentiality, and Transparency: Towards Trust

    7: The Evolving Health Information Infrastructure

    8: Registries: Identifying Patients, Providers, and Facilities

    9: Shared, Longitudinal Health Records

    10: Clinical Messaging: Both a Service and Standard

    11: Terminology Services and Standards

    12: Developing and Implementing Enterprise HIE Services

    13: The Evidence Base for HIE

    14: Measuring the Value of HIE

    15: Future Directions

    Case Studies

    1: The Indiana Health Information Exchange (IHIE)

    2: Failed HIEs – Lessons for the Next Evolution

    3: Rwanda HIE

    4: Kansas / Colorado / New York

    5: ACO Case Study

    6: Return on Investment: The Case of the Social Security Administration

Product details

  • No. of pages: 376
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2016
  • Published: February 9, 2016
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128031506
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128031353

About the Editor

Brian Dixon

Brian E. Dixon, MPA, PhD, FACMI, FHIMSS both teaches and does research in the area of health information exchange. Since 2012, he has taught a course on HIE, first at the IU School of Informatics and Computing and now at the IU Fairbanks School of Public Health. The course covers the fundamentals of information exchange between clinical and public health organizations, focusing on governance, privacy, and technical aspects of developing as well as managing HIE. His research focuses on improving clinical and public health decision-making through innovative processes and technologies that provide comprehensive information on patient and population health. Recent and ongoing work includes leveraging clinical and administrative data in electronic health records from an HIE to improve public health reporting processes, surveillance activities, continuity of care for Veterans, and community health assessment activities.

Affiliations and Expertise

Assistant Professor, Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health, Indiana University, USA; Research Scientist, Center for Biomedical Informatics, Regenstrief Institute

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