health care information exchange


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Legal, Financial, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

exchange

 [eks-chānj´]
1. the substitution of one thing for another.
2. to substitute one thing for another.
gas exchange the passage of oxygen and carbon dioxide in opposite directions across the alveolocapillary membrane.
health care information exchange in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as providing patient care information to health professionals in other agencies.
impaired gas exchange a nursing diagnosis approved by the North American Nursing Diagnosis Association, defined as excess or deficit in oxygenation and/or carbon dioxide elimination at the alveolocapillary membrane (see gas exchange). Etiological and contributing factors include an altered oxygen supply, changes in the alveolar-capillary membrane, altered blood flow, and altered oxygen-carrying capacity of the blood. Defining characteristics include changes in mental status such as confusion, somnolence, restlessness, and irritability; ineffective coughing and inability to move secretions from the air passages; hypercapnia; and hypoxia. For specific medical treatments and nursing interventions, see airway clearance, ineffective; breathing patterns, ineffective; chronic airflow limitation; and anemia.
plasma exchange see plasma exchange.

health care information exchange

a nursing intervention from the Nursing Interventions Classification (NIC) defined as providing patient care information to other health professionals. See also Nursing Interventions Classification.
References in periodicals archive ?
Through our partnership with WEDI, SmartBrief will be dedicated to providing the health care industry with the latest news and industry trends so that they can focus on their main objective, improving health care information exchange and management.
Nexalign is a collaborative health care information exchange service.
Based on state-of-the-art technology, MEDecision's solutions include Alineo[TM], a collaborative health care management platform for managing case, disease and utilization management and Nexalign[TM], a collaborative health care information exchange service.

Full browser ?