Sharing Data and Medical Records

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Part of the Health Informatics book series (HI)

Abstract

Health Information Exchange (HIE) can be defined as the sharing of healthcare data and records. It is an answer to the challenges of the evolution of medical practice and patient empowerment. It addresses legal, ethical and technical aspects. More than a question of semantic interoperability between simple or complex computerized systems managed by health care professionals or organisations, the matter is the empowerment of the patient promoted as the key actor of the management of his/her health data and the joint responsibility for healthcare delivery of multiple providers who may not have the same health care information technology. This chapter gives an overview of the increasing social, ethical, economical and industrial challenges, as well as technical aspects of health information exchange and nationwide experiments in Europe and United States.

Keywords

Health information exchange Health record bank Health portal National health information network Personal electronic health record Personal health record Personal medical record Patient empowerment Shared electronic health record 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Hôpital de Cimiez, D.I.MNice Sophia Antipolis UniversityNiceFrance
  2. 2.CCS Domaine Patient AP-HPParisFrance
  3. 3.INSERM UMRS 872 Equipe 20ParisFrance
  4. 4.HPSan DiegoUSA

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