Glossary of Health Care and Medical Terms

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Health Information Exchange (HIE) is the process of sharing patient-level electronic health information, such as lab results, or medication lists, between different organizations, such as hospitals, or physician offices, or pharmacies. Use of the HL7 standard enables the exchange of health data.

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