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How HIEs Contribute to Clinical Analytics, Population Health
Health IT Analytics

With the tight focus on EHR interoperability and data sharing among partners along the healthcare continuum, both public and private health information exchanges (HIEs) are enjoying a moment in the limelight. Private HIEs are growing in popularity among former competitors in local communities, and many statewide organizations have achieved financial sustainability, and are now beginning to expand their services to include clinical analytics and population health management features.  HIEs may now be a fact of life, but are they necessary for truly effective analytics?  How should analytics-minded providers choose to invest their time, money and infrastructure when it comes to data exchange?