HIEs: So Many Choices, So Many Questions

September 2011
HealthLeaders Magazine;Sep2011, Vol. 14 Issue 9, p48
The article focuses on health information exchanges (HIE), a way for healthcare providers to share patient information electronically, efficiently and securely. There are three business models for HIE, namely, the centralized depository model, the decentralized or federated data storage model, and the hybrid model. The factors to consider in choosing the right HIE model are explained, including their strengths, weaknesses and financial structure. INSETS: America's Next Top HIE Model …;Jump into HIEs Now or Wait for the Winning Model?.


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