Health Information Exchanges
Some doctors, hospitals, and the health professionals are sharing and accessing electronic health records through Health Information Exchange (HIE) networks. This tip sheet briefly highlights: how HIEs work; how Office of Violence Against Women (US DOJ-OVW) grantees and other agencies and partnerships are using HIEs; federal state laws grantees and agencies should be aware of; and several benefits, risks, and considerations around privacy and confidentiality.
This piece was created by the NNEDV Safety Net Project to assist U.S. DOJ Office of Violence Against Women (DOJ-OVW) grantees providing medical, substance abuse, or psychiatric services and other agencies and partnerships with identifying and addressing safety and privacy concerns that can arise from using HIE. This technology safety tip sheet is meant to help with issue spotting. It is understood that a more in-depth look of the grantee’s technology plans and implementation may be necessary to fully ensure a grantee is most effectively addressing victim safety concerns.