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(20ILCS3860/) Illinois Health Information Exchange and Technology Act.

20 ILCS 3860/1

(20 ILCS 3860/1)
(Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2027)
Sec. 1. Short title. This Act may be cited as the Illinois Health Information Exchange and Technology Act.
(Source: P.A. 96-1331, eff. 7-27-10.)

20 ILCS 3860/5

(20 ILCS 3860/5)
(Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2027)
Sec. 5. Purpose. Health information technology improves the quality of patient care, increases the efficiency of health care practices, improves safety, and reduces healthcare errors. The State of Illinois has an interest in encouraging the adoption of a health information system to improve the safety, quality, and value of health care, to protect and keep health information secure, and to use the health information exchange system to advance and meet population health goals. To ensure that the benefits of health information technology are available to the consumers of Illinois and to encourage greater patient participation in health care decisions, the State must provide a framework for the exchange of health information and encourage the widespread adoption of electronic health systems and the use of electronic health records among health care providers and patients. The creation of a State-level health information exchange system will allow, among other benefits, the widespread utilization of electronic health records by health care providers and patients in order to ensure that Illinois' health care providers can achieve the meaningful use of electronic records, as defined by federal law, and participate fully in the health information technology incentives available from the federal government under the Medicare and Medicaid programs.
(Source: P.A. 96-1331, eff. 7-27-10.)

20 ILCS 3860/10

(20 ILCS 3860/10)
(Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2027)
Sec. 10. Creation of the Health Information Exchange Office. There is hereby created the Illinois Health Information Exchange Office ("Office"), which is hereby constituted as an instrumentality and an administrative agency of the State of Illinois.
As part of its program to promote, develop, and sustain health information exchange at the State level, the Office shall do the following:
(1) Establish the Illinois Health Information

Exchange ("ILHIE"), to promote and facilitate the sharing of health information among health care providers within Illinois and in other states. ILHIE shall be an entity operated by the Office to serve as a State-level electronic medical records exchange providing for the transfer of health information, medical records, and other health data in a secure environment for the benefit of patient care, patient safety, reduction of duplicate medical tests, reduction of administrative costs, and any other benefits deemed appropriate by the Office.

(2) Foster the widespread adoption of electronic

health records and participation in the ILHIE.

(Source: P.A. 101-649, eff. 7-7-20.)

20 ILCS 3860/15

(20 ILCS 3860/15)
Sec. 15. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 99-581, eff. 1-1-17. Repealed by P.A. 101-649, eff. 7-7-20.)

20 ILCS 3860/20

(20 ILCS 3860/20)
(Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2027)
Sec. 20. Powers and duties of the Illinois Health Information Exchange Office. The Office has the following powers, together with all powers incidental or necessary to accomplish the purposes of this Act:
(1) The Office shall create and administer the

ILHIE using information systems and processes that are secure, are cost effective, and meet all other relevant privacy and security requirements under State and federal law.

(2) The Office shall establish and adopt standards

and requirements for the use of health information and the requirements for participation in the ILHIE by persons or entities including, but not limited to, health care providers, payors, and local health information exchanges.

(3) The Office shall establish minimum standards

for accessing the ILHIE to ensure that the appropriate security and privacy protections apply to health information, consistent with applicable federal and State standards and laws. The Office shall have the power to suspend, limit, or terminate the right to participate in the ILHIE for non-compliance or failure to act, with respect to applicable standards and laws, in the best interests of patients, users of the ILHIE, or the public. The Office may seek all remedies allowed by law to address any violation of the terms of participation in the ILHIE.

(4) The Office shall identify barriers to the

adoption of electronic health records systems, including researching the rates and patterns of dissemination and use of electronic health record systems throughout the State. The Office shall make the results of the research available on the Department of Healthcare and Family Services' website.

(5) The Office shall prepare educational materials

and educate the general public on the benefits of electronic health records, the ILHIE, and the safeguards available to prevent unauthorized disclosure of health information.

(6) The Office may appoint or designate an

institutional review board in accordance with federal and State law to review and approve requests for research in order to ensure compliance with standards and patient privacy and security protections as specified in paragraph (3) of this Section.

(7) The Office may enter into all contracts and

agreements necessary or incidental to the performance of its powers under this Act. The Office's expenditures of private funds are exempt from the Illinois Procurement Code, pursuant to Section 1-10 of that Act. Notwithstanding this exception, the Office shall comply with the Business Enterprise for Minorities, Women, and Persons with Disabilities Act.

(8) The Office may solicit and accept grants,

loans, contributions, or appropriations from any public or private source and may expend those moneys, through contracts, grants, loans, or agreements, on activities it considers suitable to the performance of its duties under this Act.

(9) The Office may determine, charge, and collect

any fees, charges, costs, and expenses from any healthcare provider or entity in connection with its duties under this Act. Moneys collected under this paragraph (9) shall be deposited into the Health Information Exchange Fund.

(10) The Office may employ and discharge staff,

including administrative, technical, expert, professional, and legal staff, as is necessary or convenient to carry out the purposes of this Act and as authorized by the Personnel Code.

(10.5) Staff employed by the Illinois Health

Information Exchange Authority on the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 101st General Assembly shall transfer to the Office within the Department of Healthcare and Family Services.

(10.6) The status and rights of employees

transferring from the Illinois Health Information Exchange Authority under paragraph (10.5) shall not be affected by such transfer except that, notwithstanding any other State law to the contrary, those employees shall maintain their seniority and their positions shall convert to titles of comparable organizational level under the Personnel Code and become subject to the Personnel Code. Other than the changes described in this paragraph, the rights of employees, the State of Illinois, and State agencies under the Personnel Code or under any pension, retirement, or annuity plan shall not be affected by this amendatory Act of the 101st General Assembly. Transferring personnel shall continue their service within the Office.

(11) The Office shall consult and coordinate with

the Department of Public Health to further the Office's collection of health information from health care providers for public health purposes. The collection of public health information shall include identifiable information for use by the Office or other State agencies to comply with State and federal laws. Any identifiable information so collected shall be privileged and confidential in accordance with Sections 8-2101, 8-2102, 8-2103, 8-2104, and 8-2105 of the Code of Civil Procedure.

(12) All identified or deidentified health

information in the form of health data or medical records contained in, stored in, submitted to, transferred by, or released from the Illinois Health Information Exchange, and identified or deidentified health information in the form of health data and medical records of the Illinois Health Information Exchange in the possession of the Illinois Health Information Exchange Office due to its administration of the Illinois Health Information Exchange, shall be exempt from inspection and copying under the Freedom of Information Act. The terms "identified" and "deidentified" shall be given the same meaning as in the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996, Public Law 104-191, or any subsequent amendments thereto, and any regulations promulgated thereunder.

(13) To address gaps in the adoption of, workforce

preparation for, and exchange of electronic health records that result in regional and socioeconomic disparities in the delivery of care, the Office may evaluate such gaps and provide resources as available, giving priority to healthcare providers serving a significant percentage of Medicaid or uninsured patients and in medically underserved or rural areas.

(14) The Office shall perform its duties under this

Act in consultation with the Office of the Governor and with the Departments of Public Health, Insurance, and Human Services.

(Source: P.A. 100-391, eff. 8-25-17; 101-649, eff. 7-7-20.)

20 ILCS 3860/25

(20 ILCS 3860/25)
(Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2027)
Sec. 25. Health Information Exchange Fund.
(a) The Health Information Exchange Fund (the "Fund") is created as a separate fund outside the State treasury. Moneys in the Fund are not subject to appropriation by the General Assembly. The State Treasurer shall be ex-officio custodian of the Fund. Revenues arising from the operation and administration of the Office and the ILHIE shall be deposited into the Fund. Fees, charges, State and federal moneys, grants, donations, gifts, interest, or other moneys shall be deposited into the Fund. "Private funds" means gifts, donations, and private grants.
(b) The Office is authorized to spend moneys in the Fund on activities suitable to the performance of its duties as provided in Section 20 of this Act and authorized by this Act. Disbursements may be made from the Fund for purposes related to the operations and functions of the Office and the ILHIE.
(c) The Illinois General Assembly may appropriate moneys to the Office and the ILHIE, and those moneys shall be deposited into the Fund.
(d) The Fund is not subject to administrative charges or charge-backs, including but not limited to those authorized under Section 8h of the State Finance Act.
(e) The Office's accounts and books shall be set up and maintained in accordance with the Office of the Comptroller's requirements, and the Director of the Department of Healthcare and Family Services shall be responsible for the approval of recording of receipts, approval of payments, and proper filing of required reports. The moneys held and made available by the Office shall be subject to financial and compliance audits by the Auditor General in compliance with the Illinois State Auditing Act.
(Source: P.A. 101-649, eff. 7-7-20.)

20 ILCS 3860/30

(20 ILCS 3860/30)
(Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2027)
Sec. 30. Participation in health information systems maintained by State agencies.
(a) By no later than January 1, 2015, each State agency that implements, acquires, or upgrades health information technology systems shall use health information technology systems and products that meet minimum standards adopted by the Office for accessing the ILHIE. State agencies that have health information which supports and develops the ILHIE shall provide access to patient-specific data to complete the patient record at the ILHIE. Notwithstanding any other provision of State law, the State agencies shall provide patient-specific data to the ILHIE.
(b) Participation in the ILHIE shall have no impact on the content of or use or disclosure of health information of patient participants that is held in locations other than the ILHIE. Nothing in this Act shall limit or change an entity's obligation to exchange health information in accordance with applicable federal and State laws and standards.
(Source: P.A. 101-649, eff. 7-7-20.)

20 ILCS 3860/35

(20 ILCS 3860/35)
(Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2027)
Sec. 35. Illinois Administrative Procedure Act. The provisions of the Illinois Administrative Procedure Act are hereby expressly adopted and shall apply to all administrative rules and procedures of the Office, except that Section 5-35 of the Illinois Administrative Procedure Act relating to procedures for rulemaking does not apply to the adoption of any rule required by federal law when the Office is precluded by that law from exercising any discretion regarding that rule.
(Source: P.A. 101-649, eff. 7-7-20.)

20 ILCS 3860/40

(20 ILCS 3860/40)
(Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2027)
Sec. 40. Reliance on data. Any health care provider who relies in good faith upon any information provided through the ILHIE in his, her, or its treatment of a patient shall be immune from criminal or civil liability or professional discipline arising from any damages caused by such good faith reliance. This immunity does not apply to acts or omissions constituting gross negligence or reckless, wanton, or intentional misconduct. Notwithstanding this provision, the Office does not waive any immunities provided under State or federal law.
(Source: P.A. 101-649, eff. 7-7-20.)

20 ILCS 3860/900

(20 ILCS 3860/900)
Sec. 900. (Amendatory provisions; text omitted).
(Source: P.A. 96-1331, eff. 7-27-10; text omitted.)

20 ILCS 3860/905

(20 ILCS 3860/905)
Sec. 905. (Amendatory provisions; text omitted).
(Source: P.A. 96-1331, eff. 7-27-10; text omitted.)

20 ILCS 3860/910

(20 ILCS 3860/910)
Sec. 910. (Amendatory provisions; text omitted).
(Source: P.A. 96-1331, eff. 7-27-10; text omitted.)

20 ILCS 3860/995

(20 ILCS 3860/995)
(Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2027)
Sec. 995. Severability. If any provision of this Act or application thereof to any person or circumstance is held invalid, such invalidity does not affect other provisions or applications of this Act which can be given effect without the invalid application or provision, and to this end the provisions of this Act are declared to be severable.
(Source: P.A. 96-1331, eff. 7-27-10.)

20 ILCS 3860/997

(20 ILCS 3860/997)
(Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2027)
Sec. 997. Repealer. This Act is repealed on January 1, 2027.
(Source: P.A. 102-43, eff. 7-6-21.)

20 ILCS 3860/999

(20 ILCS 3860/999)
(Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2027)
Sec. 999. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon becoming law.
(Source: P.A. 96-1331, eff. 7-27-10.)


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What is HIE health information Exchange? ›

Electronic health information exchange (HIE) allows doctors, nurses, pharmacists, other health care providers and patients to appropriately access and securely share a patient's vital medical information electronically—improving the speed, quality, safety and cost of patient care.

Does Illinois have a health information exchange? ›

Establish the Illinois Health Information Exchange ("ILHIE"), to promote and facilitate the sharing of health information among health care providers within Illinois and in other states.

What is EHR task force? ›

(a) The EHR Taskforce shall create a plan for the development and utilization of electronic health records (EHR) in the State in order to improve the quality of patient care, increase the efficiency of health care practice, improve safety, and reduce health care errors.

How long must medical records be kept in Illinois? ›

For example, under Illinois law, hospitals must keep medical records at least 10 years. There is no specific rule for how long doctors in Illinois must keep medical records. You have the right to see, get a copy of, and amend your medical record for as long as your health care provider has it.

Can you opt out of HIE? ›

Broadly, these policies fall under two categories: opt- out – patients may be automatically enrolled in the HIE but are given the opportunity to opt out of having their information stored and/or disclosed by the HIE; and opt-in – patient consent is required in order for patient health information to be stored and/or ...

What information should not be exchanged in an HIE? ›

What Information Is Not “Exchanged”? Certain types of sensitive health information (such as psychotherapy notes, records of substance use treatment, and genetic testing) may not be disclosed under federal laws without the patient's prior written authorization.

Can an employer ask for medical records in Illinois? ›

The basic legal principle that employers should follow is not to reveal medical information about you unless there is a legitimate business reason to do so.

Can medical providers force you to pay medical bill in Illinois? ›

Insured Patients

If you don't agree to a reasonable payment plan, then the hospital can start a collection action against you.

What is EDI in Illinois? ›

Electronic Data Interchange (EDI)

Who is responsible for the EHR and the documentation? ›

Licensees must be aware of the idiosyncrasies and weaknesses of the EHR system they are using and adjust their practice accordingly. Licensees are ultimately responsible for the adequacy of their EHR entries and documentation. Responsibility of Licensees. Licensees remain responsible for clinical decision making.

What are the 3 components of the EHR system? ›

Key components of an EHR
  • Patient Management. The patient management component facilitates the capture, storage and retrieval of up-to-date information related to new patients. ...
  • Clinical Component. ...
  • Secure Messaging and Alerts. ...
  • Financial Dashboards. ...
  • Revenue Cycle Management (RCM)
30 Aug 2022

What are the 3 EHR systems? ›

There are different ways EHR systems are configured. Each has its advantages and disadvantages, depending on a medical practice's unique needs and requirements.
Types of EHR Systems
  • Physician-Hosted System. ...
  • Remotely-Hosted System. ...
  • Remote Systems.
14 Aug 2020

How much can you charge for medical records in Illinois? ›

The maximum fees that can be charged for copying medical records in 2022 are as follows: Paper: $1.18 per page for the first 25 pages, $0.79 per page for pages 26 to 50, and $0.39 per page for each page in excess of 50.

How many years are medical records kept for? ›

8 years after the conclusion of treatment or death. 6 years after last entry, or 3 years after the patient's death.

How many years the patient record can be kept in hospitals? ›

1. Medical records of indoor patients may be stored in digitised form for at least past ten years or as per availability.

How do you avoid HIE? ›

Prevention of HIE

Be aware of the possibility of HIE and the risk. Make sure your care provider knows what to do in the event of fetal distress. Understand electronic fetal monitoring. Ensure that your birth attendants, whether doctors, nurse-practitioners or midwives, are qualified to monitor your labor and delivery.

Is HIE permanent? ›

So HIE is a permanent injury. Treatment options involve therapy and medication to help manage the effects of any brain damage. Babies with severe HIE injuries will often need life-long support and accommodations.

What are the disadvantages of HIE? ›

1. Data fragmentation; resulting in incomplete, inaccurate, or untimely data provided by HIE
  • Data governance and quality issues, negatively impacting clinical decisions and compromising patient outcomes.
  • Uncertainty and doubt decreasing clinician confidence in/acceptance of HIE.

What information can be disclosed without specific consent of the patient? ›

HIPAA allows reporting of communicable diseases, child abuse, violent injuries, and other mandatory public health reports, as well as to prevent crimes by the patient.

How does HIE benefit patients? ›

HIE benefits include:

Stimulates consumer education and patients' involvement in their own health care. Increases efficiency by eliminating unnecessary paperwork. Provides caregivers with clinical decision support tools for more effective care and treatment. Eliminates redundant or unnecessary testing.

How does HIE affect patients? ›

Electronic exchange of clinical information is vital to improving health care quality, safety, and patient outcomes. Health information exchange (HIE) can help your organization: Improve Health Care Quality: Improve health care quality and patient outcomes by reducing medication and medical errors.

Can I refuse to disclose medical information to my employer? ›

An employee or job candidate is not legally obliged to mention any medical condition, whether mental or not to an employer. Mental illness in particular is a very personal thing and it can be difficult to talk about even to your nearest and dearest, let alone an employer.

Can I refuse to give my employer my medical records? ›

If the employee does not wish the employer to see their medical information, the employer will have to make a decision based on what they know and are told by the employee.

Do I have to let my employer have access to my medical records? ›

Generally, a doctor would provide a report to the patient and this is only released to an employer with explicit consent. Patients are in control of any information released to an employer, and they have the right to review and ask for changes before it is submitted to an employer.

Can you go to jail for not paying medical bills in Illinois? ›

Although there's no debtor's prison, it's possible to wind up in jail in a collection case. But, not because you owe money, or can't pay it. Jail can only happen if you're able to pay, and refuse to, or if you miss a court-ordered court date.

Can someone go to jail for not paying their medical bills in the United States? ›

Today, you can't go to prison for failing to pay for a "civil debt" like a credit card, loan, or hospital bill. You can, however, be forced to go to jail if you don't pay your taxes or child support.

Will medical debt be forgiven? ›

It's unlikely you'll get your medical debt forgiven, but there are ways to get some financial relief for those who qualify. Consider hospital forgiveness programs, assistance from specialized organizations and government assistance programs.

Why did I get a EDI payment? ›

EDI payments are used when you want to confirm the payment details to the seller. They are typically issued in response to an invoice. Businesses use EDI payments when they want to cut costs and processing times, keep payment information secure, and easily identify any discrepancies.

What are EDI rules? ›

The EDI rule is a set of data transmission specifications that strictly govern the way data is electronically transferred from one computer to another. The rule specifically defines the different types of transactions that are covered under HIPAA and stipulates the exact format for each transaction record.

What are the 4 major components of EDI? ›

A: The 4 major components of EDI are: standard document format, translation and mapping, preferred communication method and communication network to send and receive documents.

Who owns the information in the patient's file? ›

The U.S. does not have a federal law that states who owns medical records, although it is clear under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) that patients own their information within medical records with a few exceptions.

Are electronic health records mandatory? ›

In 2009, the HITECH Act was passed which assured the usage of electronic medical records. The Electronic Medical Records (EMR) Mandate requires healthcare providers to convert all medical charts to a digital format.

Who owns the data in a medical record? ›

Although they may assume otherwise, people generally do not own their medical records. All fifty states agree that medical providers – not patients – own the tangible, physical record.

What are the 10 most important documents in the EHR? ›

  • Administrative and billing data.
  • Patient demographics.
  • Progress notes.
  • Vital signs.
  • Medical histories.
  • Diagnoses.
  • Medications.
  • Immunization dates.
9 Apr 2019

What are the 12 main components of the medical record? ›

12-Point Medical Record Checklist : What Is Included in a Medical...
  • Patient Demographics: Face sheet, Registration form. ...
  • Financial Information: ...
  • Consent and Authorization Forms: ...
  • Release of information: ...
  • Treatment History: ...
  • Progress Notes: ...
  • Physician's Orders and Prescriptions: ...
  • Radiology Reports:
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What kind of data is stored in EHR? ›

An Electronic Health Record (EHR) is an electronic version of a patients medical history, that is maintained by the provider over time, and may include all of the key administrative clinical data relevant to that persons care under a particular provider, including demographics, progress notes, problems, medications, ...

What are the 4 healthcare systems? ›

Four ways of providing healthcare

Let's take a closer look at the four key types of healthcare systems and how they aim to meet the medical needs of populations. They are known as the Beveridge Model, the Bismarck Model, the National Health Insurance Model, and the Out-of-Pocket Model.

What are examples of electronic health records? ›

An EHR is a computerized collection of a patient's health records. EHRs include information like your age, gender, ethnicity, health history, medicines, allergies, immunization status, lab test results, hospital discharge instructions, and billing information.

How much is a health record paid? ›

Check your pay

After 5 years of service, this is between Ksh28,673 and Ksh90,536 per month for a working week of 52 hours.

How much did my health record cost? ›

My Health Record is an online electronic summary of a person's health information. The Australian Government invested $1.15 billion in the development of the system and other digital health infrastructure between 2012 and 2016.

Can I record my doctor visit in Illinois? ›

There are 11 all-party-jurisdiction states in which both the clinician and patient must both consent to recording a conversation: California, California, Florida, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Montana, New Hampshire, Oregon, Pennsylvania, and Washington.

How far back can I access my medical records? ›

GP records are generally retained for 10 years after the patient's death before they're destroyed. For hospital records, the record holder is the records manager at the hospital the person attended. You will have to apply to the NHS trust and fees may apply for accessing these records.

Do hospital records get destroyed? ›

How long are records kept for? Since 1998 an image of all patients' records who have not attended the hospital for four years has been recorded, this image will be retained for 30 years. Once the records have been imaged the paper copy is destroyed.

How long are medical records kept in Illinois? ›

For example, under Illinois law, hospitals must keep medical records at least 10 years. There is no specific rule for how long doctors in Illinois must keep medical records. You have the right to see, get a copy of, and amend your medical record for as long as your health care provider has it.

What should not be documented in a medical record? ›

The following is a list of items you should not include in the medical entry:
  • Financial or health insurance information,
  • Subjective opinions,
  • Speculations,
  • Blame of others or self-doubt,
  • Legal information such as narratives provided to your professional liability carrier or correspondence with your defense attorney,
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Which part of the medical record can be used as evidence in court? ›


Medical records are acceptable as per Section 3 of the Indian Evidence Act, 1872 amended in 1961 in a court of law. These are considered useful evidence by the courts as it is accepted that documentation of facts during the course of treatment of a patient is genuine and unbiased.

What are 10 components of a medical record? ›

  • Introduction. Components of a Complete Medical Record. ...
  • Identification. Identification. ...
  • Date, History. Date, History. ...
  • Physical Exam. Physical Exam. ...
  • Assessment. Assessment. ...
  • Informed Client Consent. Informed Client Consent. ...
  • Medical Treatments. Medical Treatments. ...
  • Surgical Treatments, Anesthesia. Surgical Treatments, Anesthesia.

Is HIE the same as EHR? ›

A Health Information Exchange addresses this issue. An HIE is a secure central repository of patient data aggregated across multiple facilities and EHR systems in the same region. The goal is to provide a holistic view of the patient's electronic health record through a secure, standardized system.

What are the benefits of Hies? ›

Increases efficiency by eliminating unnecessary paperwork. Provides caregivers with clinical decision support tools for more effective care and treatment. Eliminates redundant or unnecessary testing. Improves public health reporting and monitoring.

What is the difference between HIE and Hix? ›

HIE, Known as HIX

These exchanges are newly created entities that have evolved as a result of the PPACA. Simply said, these entities will offer patients the ability to choose a health plan based on price. HIXs have longer term goals, including assistance in health insurance market reform.

Is HIE caused by malpractice? ›

HIE is strongly associated with medical malpractice

Unfortunately, HIE often results from medical malpractice. Negligent care during pregnancy, birth, or in the neonatal period can cause a baby to become deprived of oxygenated blood and develop HIE.

What is HIE example? ›

An HIE may share clinical information such as test results, current medication, allergies, and other clinical information vital to your care. Certain demographic information used to identify the individual, such as name, birth date, and address, might also be shared.

How many stages does HIE have? ›

The Sarnat Clinical Stages of HIE

These doctors proposed a three stage system for classifying HIE. Stage I: describes conditions of mild HIE. Stage II: describes conditions of moderate to severe HIE. Stage III: describes conditions of severe HIE.

What are the barriers to HIE? ›

Table 2
BarriersInstances of the barrier
Lack of technical support/tech gap13%
Impedes competition10%
Value of HIE is difficult to measure10%
Privacy/security concerns7%
14 more rows

What are the cons of health information exchange? ›

Most of the disadvantages to EHRs are predictable: The cost of electronics, hardware and software. The transition and training of staff, maintenance of electronics without allowing the system to be shut down during peak times of need. A fear privacy and safety.

What are some of the benefits of health information exchange select all that apply? ›

  • Achieve Practice Efficiencies & Cost Savings.
  • Improve Care Coordination.
  • Improved Diagnostics & Patient Outcomes.
  • Improved Patient Care.
  • Increase Patient Participation.
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How does HIE reduce costs? ›

By avoiding an extra MRI, providers can keep from unnecessarily exposing a patient to radiation and save money by not ordering the test.

Is HIE considered a disability? ›

Hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy (HIE) is a type of oxygen deprivation that occurs during labor and delivery. HIE can lead to brain damage and, in some babies, to a disability like cerebral palsy. The degree of disability varies by individual and is highly dependent on how long the baby lacked oxygen.

How is HIE detected? ›

Brain imaging: Brain imaging involves technologies such as MRIs, CT scans, and ultrasound, which can be used to take pictures of a baby's brain and identify whether there is an injury due to oxygen deprivation. MRIs are the preferred method of infant brain scanning to diagnose HIE.

Can HIE be missed? ›

Sometimes, however, HIE does not show up until a child is older and begins to show poor motor control. Often, an HIE child will display delayed development, or miss critical milestones and show other signs that are concerning.

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