Please note that this is an old standard and its use is contained. The standard is no longer updated and should not be used in the development of new systems.
The Health Information Exchange standard defines a health information exchange architecture for the sector, based on sharing clinical documents out of clinical data repositories. The standard is presented as a set of architecture building blocks.
The Health Information Exchange (HIE) is defined as a standards-based fabric across which participant systems (of all kinds) will interact with regional and national repositories. HIEs will be regional to begin with, but will interconnect to provide national coverage and the necessary support for shared care records.
Each of these specifications defines a key ingredient of our recipe for interoperability. These architecture building blocks, as we call them, collectively describe an overall architecture for information exchange that is centred on regional clinical data repositories. They embody the essentials of a larger piece of work called the Interoperability Reference Architecture.
The building blocks are:
- 10040.1 HIE CDR Utility Services – specifies the transport and identity services for information exchange
- 10040.2 HIE Content Model – a framework for the creation of a common set of logical data definitions (this page)
- 10040.3 HIE Structured Documents – a framework for structured documents as the currency of the HIE
- 10040.4 Clinical Document Metadata Standard.
An overview and the glossary of terms relating to the Health Information Exchange Architecture Building Blocks accompanies the building block documents: