Consortium for National Health Information Exchange Launches

Representatives from approximately 20 health information exchanges nationally have come together to form a national consortium called the Strategic Health Information Exchange Collaborative.

Representatives from approximately 20 health information exchanges (HIEs) nationally have come together to form a national consortium called the Strategic Health Information Exchange Collaborative (SHIEC). SHIEC aims to assist and advance member HIEs through the exchange of ideas and business improvements as well as through public education and advocacy. The group has developed a formal organization with by-laws and an elected board of directors. An executive director will be named in early 2015.

The chair of this newly formed group, Dick Thompson who is executive director of one of the nation’s first HIEs, Quality Health Network in Colorado, says that the formation of a national HIE consortium is evidence of the growth and maturity of HIEs nationally.

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Source: HIT Consultant