Less than 25 percent of HIEs can cover their operating costs through user revenue, and HITECH funding will run out later this year. Boosting participation by payers (a key beneficiary of HIE) is one solution, a study suggests.
The Delaware Health Information Network is preparing to provide Direct Project messaging services with a HISP provided by ICA's AlliedHIE company, in what HIE officials see as an important step towards interoperability.
In 2013, HIEs may be evolving in regions where there previously wasn't a huge need for information sharing. 2013 is also likely to bring a new focus on HIE interoperability, sustainability and clinical and business value.
After some starts and stops with Vermont Health Connect's IT plans, the state has finalized a contract with CGI to build the health insurance exchange state health officials hope to use as a stepping stone to a single payer system in 2017.