Thursday, August 23, 2012

4 Approaches to Health Information Exchanges

Raths, David. " Approaches to Health Information Exchanges." Government Technology, August 22, 2012.

From the article: "A snapshot of the development of statewide HIEs reveals a patchwork quilt with widely varied levels of activity and success. Some states have been working on transmitting health data for almost a decade, although even these exchanges struggle with financial sustainability. Other states are still doing planning and governance work. …State HIE governance organizations are spending the most time on business cases and models for sustainability. It seems that the most successful HIEs, such as IHIE in Indiana, have focused on building only those services that stakeholders will pay for. It may be that there isn’t a

strong market demand for statewide services, especially in large states where several regional exchanges have already been established." Read more