iHealthBeat, November 27, 2012
We are fast approaching a point in the development of the Health Internet where ubiquitous exchange of health data to improve care coordination and health care quality and ultimately lower costs might be possible. The Nationwide Health Information Network Exchange (now called the eHealth Exchange) has successfully transitioned to an independently sustainable public-private partnership. This new organization, called HealtheWay, includes 4 federal agencies, as well as 21 non-federal entities that all share patient records for episodes of care. All of these efforts are also closely aligned with the Stage 2 Meaningful Use requirements for health information exchange.