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Glossary of Frequently Used Terms

The healthcare industry—and, in particular, the health information technology industry—uses quite a few specialized terms. Here, we’ve provided definitions for some of them, including those specific to Hixny.

The permission an individual gives each of his or her healthcare providers to share information with other providers and organizations electronically; more information is available on our Share Your Information page.

health information exchange (HIE)
An online, secure, real-time database of health records generated from information contributed about individual patients by multiple healthcare providers, and able to deliver reports by individual patient or health trends aggregated from all records in the system.

The suite of data apps and modules (including Individual Care Manager and Population Care Manager) Hixny offers to healthcare providers and health professionals to allow them to access, customize and use data in the HIE; more information is available on our Products & Services page.

Hixny For You
The portal Hixny provides to individuals, allowing them to review their health records in the HIE and, in some cases, update information their providers may have requested, such as blood pressure readings; more information is available on our Hixny For You page.

Individual Care Manager
The Hixny portal and apps that allow healthcare providers to interact with individual patient records, receive customized alerts and structure their interaction with the HIE data; more information is available on our Products & Services page.

Population Care Manager
Hixny’s Population Care Manager provides a centralized solution for community partners to manage and evaluate vast groups of patients’ data with ease; more information is available on our Products & Services page.

Regional Health Information Organization (RHIO)
See “health information exchange.”

Qualified Entity (QE)
An HIE that has met standards set by New York State’s Department of Health (NYSDOH) for the electronic access and use of health information.

Population Health Management
It’s an integrated way to identify gaps in care, filling those gaps - for the benefits of your patients and your practice - improving outcomes, care coordination and cost of care for your geographic region.