Do You Know What A State-Run ‘HIE’ Is? Me Neither, But Gerard Knows.

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By Sean Martin, host of At The Edge 

In this part 1 of our 2-part podcast, Gerard Scheitlin from Orion Health looks at the state-run health information exchanges (HIEs) and how patient data is collected, accessed, and shared, giving us some insight into how population health and precision medicine are provided leveraging these systems and the big data they hold.

While this might sound a bit ominous, Gerard assures us that all is not doom and gloom as he provides some initial advice for patients; the bottom line is to recognize the value of the HIE, but be super informed with respect to what and when information is collected and used.


In this part 2 of our 2-part podcast, Gerard Scheitlin from Orion Health, joins Sean Martin to continue the conversation about state and federally-run HIEs.

In part 1, Gerard talked about patient consent, population health, and the role of HIEs and a program called TEFCA play a role in the move toward precision medicine. In this part 2, Gerard takes a deeper dive into how/where/when electronic health information makes its way into state and federally managed HIEs and how each of them handles the collection and exchange of that information, across state borders and with the federal government.

As you start to listen, you will likely have the same question many others will: does the state you live in determine how your health data is stored, accessed, and used in your own state, in other states, and by the federal government?

Should you be worried about the types of information these HIEs have? Listen in to find out.


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