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Health Information Exchange

2014 HIE Summit For EMS - November 17, 18, and 19th (updated 9/16/14)

Registration for HIE Summit

Readiness Assessment/Survey - Lumetra Healthcare Solutions

This is a survey that was completed on contract by Lumetra to determine the initial baseline of health information exchange progress for each of the Local EMS Agencies. A summary and the full report can be found below:

Fact Sheet

What is Health Information Exchange?

US Department of Health and Human Services Definition: "Electronic Movement of health-related information among organizations according to nationally recognized standards."

Health information exchange (HIE) relies on a bi-directional flow of data covering all aspects of the patient care continuum beginning with a reported event (dispatch), patient receiving care, transport, hospital admission, hospital discharge, and practitioner care, and any prior care received (patient history).

The goal of HIE programs is to facilitate access to and retrieval of clinical data to provide safer, timelier, efficient, effective, equitable, patient-centered care.

Resources and References

California Office of Health Information Integrity - "HIPAA IN FOCUS" Newsletter Archive

EMSA Letter From Dr. Backer - Local EMS Agency HIPAA Responsibilities

Click here for the archives of the 2013 EMSA Health Information Exchange Summit

For Questions Contact

Adam Davis
(916) 431-3659
Adam.Davis@emsa.ca.gov

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