The Arkansas Attorney General’s office has become aware of increased phishing attempts targeting health care professionals. OHIT reminds its users that we do not send unsolicited emails requesting your login or personal information. If you receive a suspicious email that appears to be from SHARE or OHIT please notify your facility’s privacy or security staff.

Celebrating Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Benefits of Health Information Exchange (HIE)

Little Rock, Arkansas October 2023       Health Information Exchange (HIE) systems play a crucial role in healthcare, particularly during Breast Cancer Awareness Month. State Health Alliance for Records Exchange (SHARE) HIE offers several key benefits for breast cancer patients and the healthcare system. Firstly, it improves the coordination of care, allowing healthcare providers to easily share patient information and collaborate in the diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer. This streamlined approach leads to faster diagnosis and treatment initiation, which is essential for breast cancer patients. HIE also helps reduce duplicate tests and procedures, ensuring that resources are used efficiently, and patients experience less discomfort.

Furthermore, SHARE HIE also maintains data accuracy, vital for patients with complex treatment regimens like those undergoing breast cancer treatment. SHARE HIE network streamlines referrals to specialists for breast cancer evaluations and treatment, ensuring that relevant patient information is readily available. These systems prioritize security and patient privacy, adhering to strict regulations such as HIPAA.  Lastly, it plays a vital role in early detection programs by facilitating the sharing of screening results and patient information, leading to timely interventions and better patient outcomes. All these benefits of SHARE HIE are crucial during Breast Cancer Awareness Month and beyond, as they contribute to early detection and effective management, ultimately saving lives and improving patient outcomes.