A “Win” for Health Information Exchange? How the Patient-Centered Data Home Could Shift the Narrative
Has the foundation for interoperability between HIEs been established?
It was quite interesting to read a recent evaluation of the Vermont Health Information Exchange (VHIE), which found governance and data quality issues, as well as low usage rates. As Senior Contributing Editor David Raths reported, “Only 19 percent of Vermont patients’ records are currently accessible in VHIE, and statistics show providers generally use VHIE for limited purposes.” It was also noteworthy to read in that story that the organization that operates VHIE agrees with the evaluation and “believes the state should undertake a comprehensive realignment of the governance and delivery of its health information technology and exchange initiatives statewide.”