Exchanging health information: Local distribution, national coordination

John Halamka, J. Marc Overhage, Lygeia Ricciardi, Wes Rishel, Clay Shirky, Carol Diamond

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    Abstract

    The fragmentation of our health care system, our need to accommodate the diversity of existing health information exchanges, the lack of consistent implementation of clinical information standards, and the need to protect patients' privacy and maintain trust are all challenges to overcome in achieving broad-scale interoperable health information exchange. We propose several steps to coordinate information sharing among regional and other networks through universal adherence to a basic framework of policies and standards. The critical policy action is the identification of a "common framework" of standards and policies, maintained by a new Standards and Policy Entity that reflects both public- and private-sector participation.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)1170-1179
    Number of pages10
    JournalHealth Affairs
    Volume24
    Issue number5
    DOIs
    StatePublished - Sep 2005

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    health information
    information exchange
    Health
    Private Sector
    Privacy
    Public Sector
    fragmentation
    privacy
    private sector
    public sector
    health care
    Delivery of Health Care
    participation
    lack
    Health Information Exchange

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Nursing(all)
    • Health(social science)
    • Health Professions(all)
    • Health Policy

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    Halamka, J., Overhage, J. M., Ricciardi, L., Rishel, W., Shirky, C., & Diamond, C. (2005). Exchanging health information: Local distribution, national coordination. Health Affairs, 24(5), 1170-1179. https://doi.org/10.1377/hlthaff.24.5.1170

    Exchanging health information : Local distribution, national coordination. / Halamka, John; Overhage, J. Marc; Ricciardi, Lygeia; Rishel, Wes; Shirky, Clay; Diamond, Carol.

    In: Health Affairs, Vol. 24, No. 5, 09.2005, p. 1170-1179.

    Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

    Halamka, J, Overhage, JM, Ricciardi, L, Rishel, W, Shirky, C & Diamond, C 2005, 'Exchanging health information: Local distribution, national coordination', Health Affairs, vol. 24, no. 5, pp. 1170-1179. https://doi.org/10.1377/hlthaff.24.5.1170
    Halamka J, Overhage JM, Ricciardi L, Rishel W, Shirky C, Diamond C. Exchanging health information: Local distribution, national coordination. Health Affairs. 2005 Sep;24(5):1170-1179. https://doi.org/10.1377/hlthaff.24.5.1170
    Halamka, John ; Overhage, J. Marc ; Ricciardi, Lygeia ; Rishel, Wes ; Shirky, Clay ; Diamond, Carol. / Exchanging health information : Local distribution, national coordination. In: Health Affairs. 2005 ; Vol. 24, No. 5. pp. 1170-1179.
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