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Costs, standards challenge info exchange
Modern Healthcare

Funding, interoperability standards and provider adoption are among the biggest obstacles facing widespread health information exchange, according to survey results (PDF) released by the Washington-based National eHealth Collaborative. NeHC is a public-private partnership established with funds from HHS‘ Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology to bolster information-exchange efforts. Over a five-day period earlier this month, NeHC conducted an online survey of 7,000 stakeholders, 185 of whom completed the questionnaire.