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Health Information Exchange: Can There Be ONE National Model?

February 20, 2017 — 03:00PM - 04:00PM EST
Orange County Convention Center
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The nation's "current state" of the exchange of health information is that there are several competing approaches playing out, which are often conflicting and most definitely confusing. Industry professionals who are responsible for making decisions about "if" and "how" their organizations will interoperate often aren't equipped with the information they need to know the difference between Health Information Exchange (the noun and verb), CareQuality, Commonwell, and the eHealth Exchange. The industry could do a better job of providing a cohesive story to explain these different approaches. This session aims to help tell that story by explaining the differences in these approaches and how they work--and sometimes compete--with each other. Our talk will acknowledge the current state, explain the differences and present a cohesive approach for national interoperability.

Learning Objectives: 

  • Analyze the different approaches to interoperability presented within the session for sustainability, financial success and stakeholder involvement
  • Apply business models to the participants' own geographical location and stakeholder interests
  • Recognize the opportunities and weaknesses within the four main approaches discussed within the session
  • Assess how the business and clinical functions can come together to provide more robust exchange of data to improve health while serving as a mechanism to fulfill evolving payment models
  • Demonstrate working knowledge of the different interoperability approaches and how they could improve/modify their approach to ease burden on providers and patients


Government or Public Policy Professional
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