Archive for January, 2013

HIEs are Failing

Monday, January 14th, 2013

My guest column posted today at NHINWatch describes the evidence — now compelling — that our efforts to build a nationwide system of health information exchanges (HIEs) are failing. Health record banks are a feasible alternative, as explained in detail in the recent Architecture and Business Model white papers from the Health Record Banking Alliance. Are we ready to try a new approach that can succeed?