Nebraska Health Information Initiative
Here you’ll find information about who we are, the importance of a shared health information system, and most importantly, how this all benefits patients, clinicians and the health of Nebraska.
The Nebraska Health Information Initiative was founded in 2008 to support the secure transfer of information through the healthcare environment. Today, NEHII securely shares your health information amongst healthcare providers, pharmacists, emergency rooms, urgent cares, essentially wherever healthcare is delivered.
By sharing this information, your healthcare providers have access to lab comprehensive health history, medication dispensed by a pharmacy, laboratory tests, allergies, immunizations, transcribed reports and many other elements of health information.
The benefit of the health information exchange is that information is shared where care is delivered, when it is needed, and is easily accessible to providers through a web browser.
- Privacy and Security of Health Information
- The privacy and security of health information at NEHII is priority #1.
NEHII ensures all data is securely managed and accessed through a number of procedures and policies that are governed by HIPAA and oversaw by leading experts in health information privacy and security.
- Data Governance in accordance with HIPAA
- Auditing and tracking of access
NEHII complies with HIPAA rules, as do NEHII participants. Protecting the privacy and security of health information is the highest priority to NEHII and its participants. Health information is kept secure using many technical safeguards and administrative policies and procedures.
Patient health information is only available to a treating provider that has been granted access to NEHII. Patient health information accessed on the system is monitored and audited to ensure privacy controls are maintained.
For more information you can read the Notice of Privacy Practices (available here).
The provider will continue to monitor the patient medication usage with NeHII HIE and the PDMP as part of her treatment plan and routine visits in the future. Kathy Hurst