I had the privilege of presenting on health information exchange (HIE) this morning to Prof. Rema Padman’s Health Information Technology class. My goal was to put HIE in context, explain its history, challenges, and provoke discussion as to the future form of exchanging electronic health information. When Congress allocated $35bn to support the adoption and implementation of information technology in healthcare, America made a down payment on promise of health information technology to increase the efficiency, affordability, safety, and quality of care of healthcare in America. The result ofContinue Reading “Health Information Exchange: Realizing the Value of Health Information Technology”