Nationwide Health Information Network


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Nationwide Health Information Network

(NHIN) (nāshŭn-wīd helth in-fŏr-māshŭn netwŏrk)
Federal government agency setting standards, services, and policies and helping to exchange electronic health information over the Internet.
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Department of Health and Human Services on functional requirements needed for the initial definition of a Nationwide Health Information Network (NHIN).
However, standards on the clinical side are evolving with the creation of the Nationwide Health Information Network (NHIN) CONNECT and Direct projects.
The project is part of the Department of Health and Human Services' Nationwide Health Information Network Cooperative and is the first health information exchange between a regional health information organization and a U.S.
Centergy is currently used by Nationwide Health Information Network (NHIN) contractors in California, New Mexico and New York, as well as by some of North America's largest health information exchanges (HIEs), including those in Ohio, New York and British Columbia.
The project, which is part of the US Department of Health and Human Services' Nationwide Health Information Network (NHIN) Cooperative, uses IMB's Health Information Provider solution and is said to be the first health information exchange between a regional health information organization and a US federal agency.
The Social Security Administration (SSA) is the first government agency to use the Nationwide Health Information Network (NHIN), which provides instantaneous access to medical records and should significantly shorten the time it takes to make some disability decisions.
In addition, confidentiality, privacy, and standardization are needed to create a trusted nationwide health information network, according to the ACP, as health care providers and individuals are likely to be reluctant to adopt e-health activities unless they are confident that the systems are secure and accurate.
IBHI presenters outlined an evolving list of commissions, certifying bodies, and government agencies sorting out how the Nationwide Health Information Network will emerge, and I suspect some organizational leaders in the behavioral healthcare field would like to see how it plays out before committing scarce financial resources to a large IT investment (or reinvestment).
Also in 2006, the National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics and the American Health Information Community worked on privacy and security issues related to a nationwide health information network.
"Harris has deep experience in the Nationwide Health Information Network. Harris was the prime developer of the CONNECT Gateway and was an active participant on the Direct Project.
She says that the ONC is evaluating privacy recommendations from the Privacy and Security Tiger Team, as well as standards recommended in September 2011 for the Nationwide Health Information Network (NwHIN) handed down by the HIT Standards Committee.
It is demonstrating similar capability with other participants in the Nationwide Health Information Network (NHIN) prototype program.

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