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Slide Presentation of the 2007 Annual Meeting of AHRQ

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Health Information Exchange

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The slide is a graphic representation of health information exchange between individual care providers, data sources and public health. There are 3 levels:

  • FIND
  • GET
  • SEND

At the Find level, Individual care providers contact a patient index. Provider asks if there are records for his/her patient. Index sends location of any records. The patient index and data sources connect through locator. Source sends index information.

At the Get level, individual care providers contact a data sources. Provider asks for and receives records. Data sources send records to provider through message transfer.

At the Send level, data sources report data to public health through a reporting router where data is de-identified. Source may push data for reporting.

Source: ©2004 The Markle Foundation. Graphic adapted from Tom Benthin original.


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