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The Little Exchange that Could…Transform the U.S. Health Care System
The Health Care Blog

What do the classic children’s’ book “The Little Engine that Could” and federal investment in health information exchanges have in common? More than you’d think. Much has been said about the fragmentation of the U.S. health care system and how this fragmentation can result in higher costs and worse outcomes for patients. Health Information Exchanges (HIEs) – organizations that facilitate the secure sharing of health information – are one effort to improve communication among providers, better coordinate care, boost patient satisfaction, and reduce health care costs.