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.

Health Information Exchange

What is a Health Information Exchange (HIE)?

A Health Information Exchange (HIE) allows doctors, nurses, pharmacists, other health care providers and patients to appropriately access and securely share a patient’s vital medical information electronically—improving the speed, quality, safety and cost of patient care.

HIE Offers Integrated Services

  • Electronic Health Record (EMR), Electronic Health
  • Record (EHR), Hospital Information System (HIS) CCD/A Integration
  • Direct Secure Messaging Integration (XDR) with EMR/EHR/HIS
  • Public Health Reporting (Syndromic, Electronic Lab Results, Registries)
  • Immunization Registry Reporting
  • Results Delivery directly into the electronic medical records system
  • Notification Alerts
  • Admits, Discharges and Transfer Notifications
  • Readmission (Day 1 to 90) Notifications 

HIE Benefits

  • Access and exchange clinical patient information in an efficient, timely, and cost-effective manner without changing your existing patient consent practices
  • Connect to hospitals, physicians, nurses, labs, long-term care entities, and others involved in a patient’s care
  • Coordinate your patients’ care with their other providers in an efficient and secure way
    Make better-informed care decisions through immediate access to patient health information from all points of care
  • Connect to the Arkansas Department of Health for required public health reporting
  • Bridge the communication gap across acute and ambulatory settings
  • Avoid duplicate testing and procedures through records sharing
  • Meet Promoting Interoperability Program (formally Meaningful Use) criteria and qualify for EHR incentives
  • Reduce administrative costs associated with data management
  • Support health care quality initiatives such as Promoting Interoperability Program (formally Meaningful Use) and Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH)

How Does SHARE Work with a HIE?

SHARE gathers your patients’ clinical data from all participating health care providers into secure electronic health records to instantly give you a holistic view of their health history, treatment, and progress. That’s powerful information that can transform the way you plan, deliver and coordinate health care.

What Patient Information is Shared through SHARE?

  • Clinical Care Summaries
  • Lab Results
  • Discharge Summaries
  • Radiology Reports
  • Medication Histories
  • Referrals
  • Transcribed Documents

SHARE Follows all HIPAA Guidelines

SHARE complies with all Federal and state privacy laws, including the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) and the Arkansas Personal Information Protections Act, which are designed to protect your health information. These laws require that your information be kept secure both while it is being e-mailed or sent through a computer, and while it is at your health provider’s office.

Patient Information About SHARE

With our downloadable flyers, patients can learn more about their participation in SHARE and how their medical information is handled. 

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