In the 1990s, community health information networks (CHIN) flourished. By the early 2000s, these technology-enabled models were termed health information networks. Compare these networks to Regional Health Information Networks (RHINs) on the level of service provided, consumer influence, and health administration.
Community health information networks were meant to provide two types of services. First service is to pay for health care and second is to share clinical records. The Regional Health Information Networks provide the service of eliminating waste through avoiding duplication of laboratory tests, elimination of medical errors, and allow healthcare providers who are not the patients' primary providers to access patient information.
Consumer influence is greater in case of community health information networks. They have an influence during development of the system and issues of program focus and technology ...
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