State Health Alliance for Records Exchange (SHARE)
The State Health Alliance for Records Exchange (SHARE) is Arkansas’s only statewide Health Information Exchange (HIE). SHARE is a product of the Office of Health Information Technology which is part of the Arkansas Department of Health.
SHARE securely connects doctors, nurses, pharmacists and other health care professionals. It allows health care professionals to view a complete patient medical history so they can have the information they need to provide the best care possible.
SHARE security and privacy
SHARE complies with all federal and state privacy laws, including the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) and the Arkansas Personal Information Protection Act, which are designed to protect patient health information. These laws require that patient information be kept secure both while it is being emailed or sent through a computer, and while it is at the health care provider’s office. Using SHARE enhances the privacy and security of patient health records.
Only certified health care professionals are given access to patient records. It is a HIPAA violation if health care professionals view patient records for any reason other than treatment, payment and operational purposes.
How SHARE can benefit patients
SHARE connects all participating health care providers (doctors, nurses, hospitals and clinics) so that when you get care from someone other than your usual doctor, they can view your health record, which includes your health information like allergies, medications, test results, and more. SHARE is also connected to 24 other HIEs throughout the country, which means if you receive care out of state your connected physician in Arkansas is alerted and is able to follow up with you. To view our patient information flyer, click here.
How SHARE can benefit health care professionals
SHARE brings together your patients’ health information from multiple sources to build a more complete patient medical record. SHARE assists health care professionals coordinate care and reduce mistakes, especially in emergencies. Many providers are still sharing health records through fax, email and postal mail, which is not always secure. The health information exchange with SHARE happens online, in real-time through a secure connection between your Electronic Medical Record (EMR) system and SHARE. SHARE is also currently connected to over 1,700 Arkansas hospitals, provider practices, behavioral health facilities long-term post-acute care facilities, dentists, pharmacies and many ancillary healthcare providers. This means that you can stay up to date on your patients’ health when they receive care from a different provider.
- Access the SHARE website here.
|State Health Alliance
for Records Exchange (SHARE)
|1501 N. University Ave.
Little Rock, AR 72207