2013 Posts

National Health Information Exchange Governance Forum Announced

Jodi G. Daniel, J.D., M.P.H. | March 1, 2013

Last year, ONC issued a Request for Information looking for comments about a potential governance mechanism for the nationwide health information network.  Based on comments we received, along with feedback from multiple stakeholders, we decided not to continue with a formal rulemaking process, but instead pursue a non-regulatory approach to health information exchange (HIE) governance.  We committed to launching a range of activities to support and learn from existing governance initiatives and advance our HIE goals:

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State HIE Program Policy Office Releases Tactical Issue Briefs on Sustainability Building

Lee Stevens |

Health Information Exchange (HIE) has rapidly developed across the United States over the past three years but there is an elusive word attached to its future:  Sustainability.  Building and operating exchange capacity outside corporate structures has historically relied almost solely on federal, state and private grant dollars, all aimed at improving health care delivery outcomes and efficiency in the United States.

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Michigan HIE Bright Spots: Improving Quality and Health Care Efficiency —One Doctor’s Experience with Exchanging Information and Capacity Building

Brett Andriesen | February 22, 2013

Dr. Brian McCardel has been a practicing orthopedic surgeon in Lansing, MI, for more than 20 years.  As both a physician and a son with caregiving duties for his parents, McCardel has witnessed how health care efficiency can reduce the frustration patients and their families feel when navigating today’s healthcare system. In a recent discussion with ONC, McCardel described his parents’ reaction to a follow-up appointment for a CT scan of his father’s sinuses. When they arrived at the doctor’s office,

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