Since 2001, the Nation has embarked on several Health Information Exchange initiatives, yet to date, a Business Case has not yet been developed that addresses integrated Electronic Health Records (iEHRs) and Health Information Exchange (HIE) from the Patient perspective.
The following examines:
What is the Business Case for iEHRs and Health Information Exchange?
What is the long term approach that’s going to make sure that there is not only the technology in place but also the willingness to exchange/integrate information?
How did we get to where we are today with HIE?
Is where we are today where we should be with HIE?
Is HIE viable a path forward?
If so, what form of HIE will scale to a population of 300 million and beyond?
If not, what, if any, alternatives are there?