HIMSS Analytics Report: Current State of Health Data Interoperability in the U.S.
Trends, Challenges and Strategies for Success

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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.Current State of Health Data Interoperability in the U.S. Thumbnail

  • 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.
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