Tuesday, February 22, 2011

The Current State of US Health Information Exchange

As Massachusetts formulates its health information exchange goals, priorities, and business models, we've been curious about plans in other states.   We've reviewed case studies, blogs, and academic papers.   However, there has not been a collected summary of the national HIE experience we could reference.

That resource is now available.

ONC released 3 valuable documents that I highly recommend to all HIE stakeholders.

A summary of the current state of HIEs in the US.

A detailed description of the models/approaches used .

Case studies of each model .

As states implement live data exchange in support of Meaningful Use stage 1,2 and 3 over the next 5 years, there will be remarkable lessons learned by comparing the relative success of these models.  It's unlikely that one size will fit all, but successes and failures will lead us to a parsimony of models which sustainably connect every provider, patient and payer in the country.


Suki Tsui said...

At HIMSS11 ONC Standards and Implementation Framework Townhall, we miss you here...

Anonymous said...

Hi John,

Thanks for this post. It is extremely helpful. Could you please specify which OpenSource HIE is good one and easy to install and configure? Which one is recognized well?

Please shed some light on this area too.