Ensuring the Privacy and Security of Electronic Health Information: Keeping Pace with and Evolving HIE Landscape (2016)
This report was developed in collaboration with stakeholders and highlights the need to amend the current definition of a health information exchange (HIE). The definition of an HIE in law has not kept pace with the changing HIE landscape, creating gaps in privacy and security of electronic health information. An increase of HIE services is being offered by health IT vendors. Only select HIEs are subject to the existing regulations, COMAR 10.25.18: Health Information Exchanges: Privacy and Security of Protected Health Information. Revising the HIE definition ensures that enhanced privacy and security standards apply to all HIEs operating in Maryland, which could increase consumer trust and information integrity.
Maryland HIE Evaluation Results Report (2014)
The Maryland Health Care Commission compiled this report for Maryland under the State HIE Cooperative Agreement Program to meet the requirements in the program information notice issued by the Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) for Health Information Technology; the plan was approved by ONC. The report describes the approaches and strategies used by the State-Designated HIE to facilitate and expand HIE in priority areas; identifies conditions influencing implementation of program strategies; assesses how HIE performance has progressed in key program priority areas; and assesses how key approaches and strategies implemented by the State-Designated HIE contributed to progress.