What is ArchHIE?
In early 2013, Archbold will launch ArchHIE, a Health Information Exchange (HIE) that will improve efficiency, convenience and communication for patients and physicians.
What is an HIE?
An HIE is a database tool, organized according to national standards, that allows different electronic health record systems to communicate with one another. HIE refers to both the hardware and software that stores the data and the process that delivers the information.
What are the benefits of ArchHIE?
From the provider perspective, HIE improves clinical care when physicians and clinicians have rapid access to current medical information. The technology will also further reduce the likelihood of duplicate tests, allergic reactions and adverse drug interactions.
Clinicians may access information that could include medical history, doctor visits and hospital stays, previous and current diagnoses, past procedures, medications, radiology results and other pertinent records.
While Archbold and other health systems throughout the country are adopting HIE technology to meet federal Meaningful Use requirements for electronic medical records, patients may choose to opt out of allowing their information to flow into the HIE to be available to their caregivers.