"Clearly, securing upfront funding and achieving a sustainable business model are among the most difficult challenges that state and local initiatives focused on health information exchange are facing," said Rachel Block, Executive Director of the New York eHealth Collaborative and President of the eHealth Initiative Foundation. "The good news is that we are now making progress -- efforts across the U.S. are now able to demonstrate value through collaboration among and sharing of the costs of the exchange across all participating health care stakeholders, which ultimately provides benefits to everyone -- particularly patients."
The report is available on the eHI Website at http://www.ehealthinitiative.org.
About eHealth Initiative and Its Foundation
The eHealth Initiative and its Foundation are independent, non-profit affiliated organizations whose missions are the same: to drive improvements in the quality, safety, and efficiency of healthcare through information and information technology.
eHI engages multiple stakeholders, including clinicians, consumer and
patient groups, employers, health plans, health IT suppliers, hospitals and
other providers, laboratories, pharmaceutical and medical device
manufacturers, pharmacies, public health, public sector agencies, and its
growing coalition of more than 200 state, regional and community-based
collaboratives, to reach agreement on and drive the adoption of common
|SOURCE eHealth Initiative|
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