Issues In HIE Creation And Participation

Law360, New York (March 1, 2011, 1:04 PM EST) -- Health information exchanges (HIEs) and the legal issues they present have become impossible to ignore as the juggernaut of electronic health information use gains speed. While the concept of an HIE has been discussed for much of the last decade, marketplace incentives and health care reform have bolstered state efforts, including those in North Carolina, this past year.

For providers, participation in an HIE raises issues of information privacy and security, patient access and rights, professional liability, and data property rights. Likewise, incentives for providers adopting...
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