Assignment Purpose:

To understand and analyze a Health Information Exchange.

Assignment Description:

Scenario: You are the director of HIM at a mid-size hospital.  You would like your hospital to be part of a health information exchange (HIE) pilot in the community.

Part I: Create a professional memo to the hospital CEO.  In your memo, explain current trends and future challenges of health information exchanges.  Include benefits and challenges to joining a HIE. Your memo should include at least one current trend and at least one future challenge.

Part II: Create Policies and Procedures for HIE Project.  Develop a set of operational policies and procedures for your hospital’s involvement in the HIE.  Include information on at least 3