eHI Survey Shows 9% Increase of HIE Initiatives

A total of 255 health information exchanges are in place across the country, a growth of nine percent from last year, as shown in the eHealth Initiative's 2011 Report on Health Information Exchange: The Changing Landscape, according to an eHI news release.

The annual survey also included these other key findings:

•    Twenty-four HIE initiatives reported they have sustainable business models, up from 18 in 2010.
•    Roughly 25 percent of survey respondents indicated they will support accountable care organizations.
•    Eighty-five HIE initiatives offer at least one service that supports the meaningful use requirements.
•    At least 10 HIE initiatives have closed or consolidated, but 46 new startups responded to the survey.
•    Complex privacy controls for patients remain a high priority and are being developed by HIEs.

Read the eHI news release on health information exchanges.

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