Date Added: Sep 2009
Health Information Exchange (HIE) is the mobilization of healthcare information electronically across organizations within a region or community. Healthcare delivery networks are now faced with the challenge of deploying HIE solutions in community and enterprise environments. These care delivery networks need to achieve interoperability across the landscape of diverse stakeholders while meeting the needs of the patient by ensuring clinical and financial data is transmitted privately and securely. This paper discusses the challenges and regulatory requirements healthcare delivery networks are facing and highlights the security best practices recommended to achieve high quality, safe and efficient healthcare services while maintaining the privacy, security and confidentiality of Personal Health Information (PHI).