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Creating sustainable local health information exchanges

Center for Studying Health System Change, February 28, 2008
Proponents of local health information exchanges say they can provide more complete and timely information for treatment, as well as support quality improvement and reporting, public health activities, and clinical research. Findings from a study of stakeholder perspectives on participation in four HIEs by the Center for Studying Health System Change and the National Institute for Health Care Management Foundation suggest, however, that barriers to achieving data exchange remain high.