A health information exchange is a group of organizations that can securely exchange patient information for the benefit of patient care. Members of an exchange are able to send and receive information about specific patients to and from other members as needed.
For more information or questions about the health information exchanges at Children’s, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
- The Georgia Health Information Network is a statewide exchange open to large healthcare organizations and their affiliates across Georgia. Members include Emory University School of Medicine and Grady Health System.
- Care Everywhere is an exchange that allows organizations across the country to request records from Children’s with written consent from a patient or patient family.
- Lab tests
- Visit summaries
Sensitive information, such as a patient’s mental health, drug and alcohol abuse, HIV/AIDS and genetic information, is protected by extra restrictions. In many cases, this information will not be released by a health information exchange.Detailed information like physician notes and lab results will never be shared. Diagnoses and medications that relate to the sensitive information, however, are part of the care summary document that is sent through an exchange.
Information exchange through Care Everywhere is only allowed with written consent from the patient or patient family.