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HIEs Fail to Deliver on Their Promise
HealthLeaders Media

Health Information Exchanges (HIEs) aren’t ready for their close-up — and even many of the attempts to quantify their effectiveness are best left out of the spotlight, researcher findings suggest.

“The data is just not there,” says Nir Menachemi, PhD, MPH, professor and chair at the Department of Health Policy and Management at the Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health at Indiana University in Indianapolis, and one of three authors of a research paper published in the March issue of Health Affairs.