HEALTH INFORMATION EXCHANGE (HIE) PAGE¶
Health Information Exchange (HIE) is the mobilization of health care information electronically across organizations within a region, community or hospital system. HIE provides the capability to electronically move clinical information among different health care information systems.
This information is collected in NPPES to facilitate the electronic exchange of health care information such as Medical records, order and referrals, etc., in a safe and secure fashion. Providers are encouraged to enter Endpoint information in NPPES to promote interoperability in health care, however, this information is not required to obtain an NPI. Providers can still obtain an NPI without providing such information.
For Additional information, please visit- https://www.healthit.gov/topic/health-it-basics/health-information-exchange
To learn more about Digital Contact Information, please visit- https://www.cms.gov/about-cms/obrhi/faqs#118
The fields for entering an Endpoint are hidden until you expand them. If you are not going to add an Endpoint to this NPI, you can click the Next button to continue the application. If you are going to add an Endpoint to this NPI, you can click the “here” option to expand the page. If no data is entered into the expanded fields, upon return to this page, the fields will be hidden. If data is entered, the fields will always be expanded upon return to this page.
Endpoints provide a simple, secure, scalable, and standards-based way for participants to send authenticated, encrypted health information directly to known, trusted recipients over the Internet. In NPPES, the providers can enter their Endpoint information when they request new NPIs or when they update their NPI information. The Endpoint details can be entered on both Individual (Type 1) and Organization (Type 2) NPI applications. This information will be made available on NPI Registry , APIs, and Data Dissemination Files for users to receive and consume.
Endpoints should not include personal email information.
- Endpoint Type
- Endpoint Location
- Is the Endpoint affiliated to another organization?
- Affiliation Legal Business Name (LBN) when Endpoint is affiliated to another organization.
To enter your Endpoint information, the following fields are mandatory:
- Endpoint Use
- Endpoint Content type
And the following fields are optional but strongly recommended to be filled out:
Here are the details on what you need to enter in each of the above fields:
- Direct Messaging Address
- SOAP URL
- CONNECT URL
- FHIR URL
- RESTful URL
- Other URL
When entering an Endpoint, you are required to enter the Endpoint Type. Please select the Endpoint Type for the dropdown list. The dropdown list includes the following:
When entering an Endpoint, you are required to enter the actual Endpoint in an accurate and appropriate format.
When entering an Endpoint, you can enter a brief description of the Endpoint to help identify the Endpoint.
When entering an Endpoint, you can enter how the Endpoint will be used.
Endpoint Content Type:¶
When entering an Endpoint, you can enter the Content Type which can identify the format of the data.
Is the Endpoint affiliated to another organization?¶
When entering an Endpoint, you are required to identify whether or not the Endpoint being entered is affiliated to another organization by selecting the appropriate radio button, Yes or No.
If you selected Yes, a Choose Affiliation button will appear. Select the Choose Affiliation button to search for the Organization affiliated with the Endpoint.
You can select the Endpoint Location from the list of addresses in the dropdown list, or select “Enter a new Endpoint Location”. The list of addresses in the dropdown box will consist of all Practice Location and Endpoint addresses associated with your NPI, as well as, the Practice Locations and Endpoint Locations associated with the Endpoint Affiliated Organization if one has been selected from NPPES.
If you select “Enter a new Endpoint Location” you can manually enter the Endpoint Location address. This new location information will go through address standardization check and you will have the option of choosing the standardized address or using the input address.
You can affiliate an Endpoint with an organization. Select the Yes radio button to answer the question “Is Endpoint affiliated to another organization?” Once selected, a Choose Affiliation button will appear. Select the Choose Affiliation button to search for the Organization affiliated with the Endpoint. You can search for the Endpoint Affiliation by NPI, Employer Identification Number (EIN), and/or Legal Business Name (LBN). If the Affiliation is not found by the search, you can manually enter the Legal Business Name of the Affiliation.
ENDPOINT AFFILITION SEARCH:¶
To search for an Endpoint Affiliation, enter an NPI, Employer Identification Number (EIN), and/or Legal Business Name and select the SEARCH button.
When you SELECT the Affiliation from the Search Results, the Legal Business Name will be captured and populated in the Endpoint Affiliation field.
If you are unable to find the Affiliated Organization using the Endpoint Affiliation Search, manually enter the Legal Business Name of the Affiliation and click Save.
ENDPOINT USE TERMS AND CONDITIONS:¶
After entering all the Endpoint information, users must attest to the accuracy of the information entered and provide consent to allow the sharing of their Endpoint information with other healthcare entities for the purpose of exchanging healthcare information electronically. This provides a secure and more efficient way for exchanging healthcare information electronically without the burden of mailing documentation.
The Endpoint Grid allows you to see all Endpoints that have been associated with the NPI.
You have the ability to filter the Endpoints that display in the grid by entering data from any column. For example if you enter ‘Tom’, all Endpoints that contain the word ‘Tom’ (not case sensitive) will be displayed in the grid. The results would show Endpoints with ‘Tomas’, ‘Tom, and ‘bottom’
If you wish to delete an Endpoint, select the trash can ICON in the Actions column.