Brookings Mountain West presents "Health Information Exchange: Growth and Patient Privacy" a talk by Niam Yaraghi, fellow, governance studies.
Health Information Exchanges (HIE) provide the electronic movement of health-related information among organizations according to nationally recognized standards. The goal of health information exchange is to facilitate access to and retrieval of clinical data to provide safer, timelier, efficient, effective, equitable, patient-centered care. HIEs are becoming integral parts of the national healthcare reform efforts, chiefly owing to their potential impact on cost reduction and quality enhancement in healthcare services. However, the potential of a HIE platform can only be realized when its multiple constituent users actively participate in using its variety of services. In this research, Yaraghi models HIE systems as multisided platforms that incorporate self-service technologies whose value to the users depends on both user-specific and network-specific factors. Yaraghi also will discuss patient privacy on HIE systems and show the effect of the emotional and environmental factors on the patients’ decision to disclose their medical information on HIE systems.