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Health Information Exchange: Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise (IHE)

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The effective and accurate exchange of information within and between healthcare organizations is dependent on the use of health information standards by all participants in the collection, use, and exchange of information. Numerous Standards Development Organizations (SDOs) create and maintain a variety of health information standards, all of which are intended to support interoperability. Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise (IHE) supports interoperability though the inclusion of key health information standards in profiles that are developed through a collaborative process directed toward priority health information needs.

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  • IHE profile
  • Cross-enterprise document sharing (XDS)
  • Standards
  • Health document sharing
  • Health information exchange

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Acknowledgements

This chapter is based upon an IHE (Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise) white paper titled Health Information Exchange: Enabling Document Sharing Using IHE Profiles (http://www.ihe.net/Technical_Framework/upload/IHE_ITI_White-Paper_Enabling-doc-sharing-through-IHE-Profiles_Rev1-0_2012-01-24.pdf). Many thanks to the all the members of the IHE IT Infrastructure Planning Committee, who contributed countless hours to the paper, as well as the leaders of IHE for granting permission for the content of the white paper to be used as a basis for this chapter. As this original content was transformed into content appropriate for this book, many people contributed valuable editorial feedback, in particular: John Moehrke, Manuel Metz, Marion Ball, and Susan Carver. Content reused with permission from IHE and IBM.

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Witting, K. (2015). Health Information Exchange: Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise (IHE). In: Hannah, K., Hussey, P., Kennedy, M., Ball, M. (eds) Introduction to Nursing Informatics. Health Informatics. Springer, London. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4471-2999-8_6

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