Survey of states finds boom in e-health strategies

July 2008
State Health Watch;Jul2008, Vol. 15 Issue 7, p10
The article focuses on health information technology (HIT). According to a 2008 survey of National Governors Association and Health Management Associates, states are engaged to HIT to make the health care system more efficient and provide greater value and higher quality. It is by electronic processes and communication including health information exchanges (HIE). However, it notes that there are hindrances to HIT, like limits on available funds, presence of many competing demands for resources and cost needed for implementation.


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