HIMSS Analytics Report: Current State of Health Data Interoperability in the U.S.
Trends, Challenges and Strategies for Success
Corepoint Health Commissioned HIMSS Analytics to conduct an independent focus group of health IT executives to provide a snapshot of current strategies, successes, and challenges affecting the industry today.
- Focus group participants represented hospitals ranging in size from 275 beds to 722 beds.
- Key findings in the report include frustrations over the readiness of external data exchange partners, including health information exchange (HIE) organizations and other provider organizations.
- To overcome interoperability challenges, many hospital executives in the focus group said they are creating their own private, or enterprise-level, HIE to create interoperability among their business partners.
- Private HIEs are becoming more valuable as their healthcare systems are expanding in size due to mergers and acquisitions of community hospitals.