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HIEs struggle with sustainability

[preamble]I have been stating this for some time – there is no sustainable model for this – it has to be federal. Meaning the federal government will be in control of your health information – perhaps this was always the intent. To create a inevitable failure scenario than to create a “crisis” so the federal government can control your health information. Someone prove it wrong[backtopost]

HIEs struggle with sustainability

Policy makers are actively promoting the electronic exchange of health information to improve the quality and efficiency of health care. We conducted a national survey of organizations facilitating health information exchange, to assess national progress. We found that 30 percent of hospitals and 10 percent of ambulatory practices now participate in one of the 119 operational health information exchange efforts across the United States, substantial growth from prior surveys. However, we also found that 74 percent of health information exchange efforts report struggling to develop a sustainable business model. Our findings suggest that despite progress, there is a substantial risk that many current efforts to promote health information exchange will fail when public funds supporting these initiatives are depleted