Health Information Exchange Sustainable
From FolioMed President Paul Rooker
The development and sustainability of Health Information
Exchanges (HIEs) has been the subject of countless seminars, webinars,
conferences, public forums, meetings and correspondence.
The issues are complex; the details momentous;
the alternatives numerous.
Despite the resources currently being focused on
Health Information Exchange efforts there is no one single magic
answer to HIE sustainability. Indeed the hope for improving public
health through electronic medical records and HIEs is often overwhelmed
by operational realties and the costs of implementing and managing
technical, organizational and governance issues.
Why is this? In part, it is because we have failed
to demonstrate clear and on-going benefits of HIE participation
to providers, plans and, yes, even patients.
Whether your HIE model is state, regional or enterprise,
whether your infrastructure is aggregative, federated or a hybrid,
your success depends on achieving substantial participation by both
providers and patients.
That’s where FolioMed’s Expert
Provider Databases can help.
Whether your goal is expanding your HIE network,
facilitating Provider-to-Provider communications, or enhancing consumer
access to Providers, FolioMed is your key to HIE sustainability.
We’ve supplied comprehensive, census Provider databases for
healthcare organizations for over 30 years, from the largest academic
medical facilities to individual physician practices.
HIE success is within your reach. Follow the links
below to learn more about how FolioMed supports three critical aspects
of HIE sustainability:
I invite you to review this information and consider
how FolioMed and our Expert Provider Databases can help your HIE
organization succeed—today and tomorrow.