HHS announces new HIE acceleration strategy

200px-US-DeptOfHHS-Logo.svgMuch of the focus of the healthcare industry’s advance into the electronic era so far has been on converting patient information to electronic health records.  Now that progress is being made on that front, some of the emphasis is now shifting to HIE – health information exchange.  This week the Department of Health and Human Services released “Strategy and Principles to Accelerate HIE [PDF – 714 KB]” intended to support delivery and payment reform, among other goals.

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