A health information exchange is an organization that helps doctors, hospitals and other healthcare providers electronically share information about a patient, so they can take better care of the patient. Sometimes the phrase “health information exchange” is used as a verb that describes the process of sharing health information, and sometimes the phrase is used as a noun to describe organizations that help make the process happen.
In Michigan there are several health information exchanges connected to MiHIN, each working to make easier access to healthcare information a reality. These exchanges work directly with hospitals, doctors, physician organizations and other healthcare providers to improve communication regarding a patient’s care.
The health information exchanges currently connected to MiHIN include:
Healthcare Providers: How do you choose a health information exchange that’s right for you?