This assignment reinforces information in your textbook and concepts presented in this unit.
Read the article entitled, “Health information exchange: persistent challenges and new strategies”, which can be found at this link http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2995716/ (Links to an external site.). After reading the article, please respond to the following questions:
- Summarize two factors in our society that underscore the need for changes to the state of isolated, fragmented health information. (One paragraph is an appropriate length)
- Policy makers, researchers, industry groups, and healthcare professionals identify health information exchange (HIE) as a solution to these problems. Compare and contrast the one problem and one lesson learned from each of the following: Community Health Management Information Systems, Community health information networks, and Regional health information organizations. (One paragraph per system is an appropriate length).