Details on the Emory Health Information Exchange

What is the Emory HIE?

The Emory Health Information Exchange (HIE) is an electronic network that allows approved providers within the Emory HIE network to securely share and view your health information.

What information is stored in the Emory HIE?

The Emory HIE is used to store clinical information vital to your care, such as test results, current medications and allergies. It could also contain clinical trial information. In addition, it contains certain demographic information, such as your name, birth date and address.

Who has access to my information?

Your medical information is kept secure in the Emory HIE and is viewable only by authorized health care providers. Currently, authorized providers are within the Emory Healthcare Network. In the future, it is possible that providers outside of the Emory Healthcare Network, who are directly involved in your care, will have viewing access to the Emory HIE to enhance care coordination.

How do you secure my information?

The Emory HIE is safeguarded by state-of-the-art technology to ensure that your health information is secure and your privacy is protected. All providers accessing the Emory HIE must abide by policies that govern privacy and security of health information.

In addition, providers are required to follow both federal and state laws related to privacy.

Can I choose to not share my information in the Emory HIE?

Opting out of the HIE may delay access to important medical information; however, participation in the Emory HIE is your choice. If you choose to opt out and not participate in the HIE, your health information will not be shared among health care providers through the HIE. Instead, your providers will continue to share information via previously established methods, such as phone, fax, mail or through an existing electronic medical record. This also means that opting out of the HIE does not affect the sharing of information by providers using the same electronic medical record. It applies only to the HIE. You can opt out by completing the Emory HIE Opt-Out Form.