True reform of the healthcare system will depend on having clinical data points available upon which to make decisions. At this point, clinical data exchange remains mostly theoretical; even the exchange of administrative data is fraught with challenges. In order to get the right incentives in place through both meaningful use and payment reform, we need a very focused and deliberate plan moving forward. We are making progress -- but it must move faster. Gain insight into what levers are being considered and pulled in order to help realize the promise of health information exchange.
This report provides administrators and practitioners for state and federal government agencies key insights into how to successfully automate and integrate patient-centric systems while building effective and efficient healthcare-related operations.