Permitted Uses

Permitted uses are the permitted purposes for which data received through the HealthShare Exchange (HSX) HIE may be accessed and used.

Leaders and teams from the founding members of HSX came together to approve these uses which are outlined in the HSX participation agreement. The current purposes for which healthcare providers are permitted to use HSX’s services are the following:

  • Treatment
  • Public health uses
  • Healthcare operations and payment
  • Care Coordination

HSX monitors the activity of healthcare providers across all of its services.  It maintains an audit to record the time and circumstances of each transaction on its network, including the accessing of a particular patient’s records. In this way, HSX works to ensure that all data being sent and viewed is within the permitted uses laid out in the participation agreement.