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Said the HIE: "Reports of Our Death Are Greatly Exaggerated"

2:30pm - 3:30pm Thursday, February 14
Orlando - Orange County Convention Center


“The reports of my death are greatly exaggerated.” – Mark Twain. Since the inception of Health Information Exchanges (HIEs), many in the industry have been predicting their impending demise. Criticisms include: HIEs do not have sustainable business models; HIEs are complex and expensive and require providers to pay twice for interoperability solutions; HIEs cannot evolve with the rapidity the market demands. Are these criticisms valid? Sometimes. Are they distorted? Sometimes. What makes some HIEs fail while others flourish? And what must HIEs do to fulfill their promise in the current interoperability landscape? In this session, the speakers will address the challenges and opportunities that HIEs have faced in the past and continue to face in the present, and will offer predictions of what future HIEs must do to demonstrate value to the healthcare industry.

Learning Objectives: 

  • Describe the historical role of HIEs in the health information and technology industry
  • Analyze common successes and failures of HIEs and how they have impacted the market
  • Assess the impact of HIEs to providers and other national interoperability approaches
  • Recognize how HIEs can be sustainable in a rapidly evolving healthcare industry


President and CEO,
Indiana Health Information Exchange
Chief Operating Officer,
Indiana Health Information Exchange


Physician, CMO, CMIO