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While much of the discussion and debate around health care modernization and reform has focused on Electronic Health Records, a very related and important topic is that of Health Information Exchanges (HIE). HIE transmit and exchange health care data among facilities, providers, hospitals, and health information organizations. The HIE initiative in the US tries to create a national standard for transmission, interoperability, security and confidentiality.
Components of the HIE initiative in the US include Health Information Technology (HIT) infrastructure and the National Health Information Network (NHIN). A national HIE program will need to address many challenges which include scalability, reliability, trustworthiness, financially sustainable, and secure.
- 28 percent of providers report cautious HIE spending increases through the end of 2012 with significantly aggressive spending in 2013 and 2014
- 85 percent of hospitals said that changing reimbursement models and accountable care regulations is forcing them to increase HIE spending
- 83 percent of hospitals and 17 percent of providers already participate in an HIE program
- 95 percent of providers expect to belong to at least one HIE by July 2013
- 98 percent of providers say that it makes more sense for them to concentrate of community and regional exchanges, rather than national health record exchanges
- 41 percent of healthcare technology executives say that HIE interoperability isa top 2012 priority for them