Health Care System to Benefit from Recent HIE Progress

The stars seem to be aligned for rapid progress in health information exchange. We are fast approaching a point in the development of the Health Internet where ubiquitous exchange of health data to improve care coordination and health care quality and ultimately lower costs might be possible.

One of the EHR/HIE Interoperability Workgroup (IWG)’s objectives is to define a single set of standardized, easy-to-implement interoperability specifications that will increase the adoption of electronic health records and HIE services. Formed by the New York eHealth Collaborative, IWG is comprised of several vendors and organizations, as well as seven states: California, Colorado, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, and Oregon.

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(Source: iHealthBeat)