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HIE Driven Subscription and Notification Services: Market Assessment and Policy Considerations

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free_204285 images for thegrcbluebook woman poses with hands crossedAs infrastructures to enable varying types of health information exchange activity are increasingly deployed by hospitals, health systems, and regional/statewide exchange organizations, new opportunities to support powerful notification solutions become possible. Within this briefing, notifications (or alerts) will be defined loosely as messages that are pushed to interested parties within the confines of existing laws and regulations.

The technical methods and standards to push those messages, the processes to define who should receive them or who can “subscribe” to them, the content of the messages, and the rights of the patient who is the subject of the message will be discussed below. Each of these issues adds independent layers of technical, legal, policy, and workflow complexity; however, as with many topics related to health information exchange, there are solutions available. While these solutions may not be perfect, they are progressive and should be embraced. Many of them are deployed today in various HIE domains at varying levels of maturity and adoption.

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