New Trend in Sustainable HIEs: Fair Share Financial Support

By: Helen R. Pfister
– iHealth Beat

CMS recently solidified a new trend in electronic health information exchange sustainability: requiring all stakeholders who stand to benefit from electronic HIE to share in a portion of its costs. It seems like common sense, but a scan of HIE initiatives reveals that HIE traditionally has been funded by a precious few -- usually hospitals, philanthropies and the government. This traditional funding model is unsustainable, and, CMS suggests, unfair.

 

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