Hospitals – Are You Ready for Health Information Exchange?

10 Key Readiness Indicators for Health Information Exchange

ECRI Institute is a nonprofit organization dedicated to bringing applied scientific research to enable improvement of patient care. The organization is a designated Evidence-Based Practice Center by the U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality and listed as a federal Patient Safety Organization by HHS.

The institute makes available  for download much of their research and white papersincluding the survey results on hospital readiness for HIE. Crossing the Connectivity Chasm: Pinpointing Gaps in Readiness to Exchange Health Information analyzes the results of a survey conducted by ECRI and their partner s2a.  The survey looks at 10 Key Readiness Indicators for health information exchange. The survey results highlight the “disconnect among healthcare leaders in their efforts to define interoperability requirements across their health community.”

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