Mobius Health Information Services Exchange
Accurate, real-time access to patient health information is crucial to the goals of the Healthcare Industry, and this information exchange must be both efficient and secure in order to protect patient privacy. In response to this need, many healthcare professionals are using Health Information Exchanges (HIE) to create communities in which the sharing of patient information is possible among community members.
However, health care is not delivered within a single HIE community but rather across many communities, including the separate systems of the Military Health System (MHS) and the Department of Veterans’ Affairs (VA). The Mobius Health Information Services Exchanges brings together information systems from the MHS, VA, other HIEs, and individual providers, combining the functionality of a Health Information Exchange (HIE) with the capability of interconnecting the National Health Information Network with other MHISEs, HIEs, and individual providers.
This technology allows universal sharing of patient health information while maintaining full control of the privacy and security of sensitive data. Security-enhancing MHISE Framework Policies are permanently enforced and implemented down to the field level. The data is encrypted, and licenses for access are embedded so that permissions granted to the receiver of the patient information cannot be overridden.
Because the MHISE is an architecture and not an application, multiple services can be plugged into the exchange. The MHISE can also be configured to provide access to multiple Central Data Repositories (CDRs) so that images, lab data, and other information sources can be shared as part of the Patient Health Record.
Features and Benefits
- Virtually instant availability of the complete Patient Health Record
- Imaging from multiple sources, protected and made available through a single source HISE
- Enhanced ability to make an informed diagnosis
- Control of privacy and security of one’s own Patient Health Record
- Access to a secure, personal copy of the Patient Health Record
- Easy availability of emergency data on a portable data storage device, such as a cell phone.
To Clinics and Organization
- Reduction or elimination of administrative functions relating to requests for Patient Health
Records, referral notes, or other information.
- Reduced time spent getting approvals and retrieving Patient Health Record components
- Simpler patient referral process
- Enhancement of existing EMR technologies at facilities.