Cross-enterprise Document Sharing What it’s used for: The sharing of documents between any health care enterprise, ranging from a private physician office to a clinic to an acute care in-patient facility, through a common registry. Medical documents can be stored, registered, found and accessed.


Hospital A has a document to store. Hospital A creates a description and metadata for the document and submits it to the HIE Repository.
The HIE Repository accepts the document with metadata. It stores the document and forwards the metadata to the HIE Registry.
The HIE Registry receives a query from Hospital B and identifies the document as a match based on the metadata.
Hospital B retrieves the document from the HIE Repository.
Synonyms: Cross-enterprise Document Sharing

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