Regional Health Information Exchange: A Case Study


Question Description

Download and read the following case study on Regional Health Information Networks: The Wisconsin Health Information Network:

In a well-written paper:

  • Describe the challenges that drove the need for a Regional Health Information Network (RHIN).
  • Assess the process used to approach the sharing of patient information.
  • Analyze several key challenges faced in achieving long-term viability, broad participation, and financial sustainability.
  • Describe some of the key use cases that were considered and explain why they were chosen.
  • What challenges were overcome and how was this achieved?
  • Compare this case study to one of your experiences and describe what you would do differently.

Your paper should meet the following requirements:

  • Be 4-6 pages in length, not including the title and reference pages
  • Cite 3-5 references. (Remember, you must support your thinking/opinions and prior knowledge with references; all facts must be supported; use in-text citations throughout the assignment and include them in an APA-formatted reference list.)
  • Adhere to the guidelines of the grading rubric
  • Be formatted according to the APA Requirements.

Tutor Answer

School: Boston College




Regional Health Information Exchange
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Challenges that drove the need for a Regional Health Information Network (RHIN)
According to Arthur D Little study, the physician visit was a bit challenging to them
because they had no complete and accurate information regarding the patient. The study also
shows that some percentage of diagnostic were unavailable to the care provider during the
patient visit. Integrated systems and computers made it easier for the care provider to access
patient records quickly. It has, however, improved the data availability within a given institution.
There was a great need for care providers to access the patient clinical and demographic data.
The data was also made available for any other authorized medical information user. In this
study, different types of examples that are involved in these communication problems are
availed. These include; patient identification, referral requests, laboratory results, claims, and
Radiographic image, among others. Another challenge faced before the introduction of Regional
Health Information Network was the means of accessing the data, which was through countless
phone calls and the U.S Postal Service and couriers.
The process used to approach the sharing of patient information.
The applied process by the R...

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