Health Information Exchanges

Health network is ready — and waiting for your records

The Nationwide Health Information Network is moving out of its trial phase and into production deployment. But the amount of electronic health data has not yet reached the critical mass needed to fully support it.

Security and privacy laws — and patients — hold sway over NHIN

The Nationwide Health Information Network, which is slowly expanding the secure exchange of electronic health records, must comply with FISMA and HIPAA. It also needs the consent of patients to electronically share records.

HHS wiki airs concerns about planned health network service

The Health and Human Services Department's new wiki on its Nationwide Health Information Network Direct service provides a forum for concerns about the effects of the program.