Researchers established an advisory board comprised of Governors and other executive-level officials to identify ways to resolve issues deterring States from achieving interoperable electronic health information exchange.
The National Governors Association established and managed the State Alliance for e-Health, a consensus-based body of State elected and appointed officials to address State-level health information technology (IT) and health information exchange (HIE) issues and challenges. The State Alliance’s mandate included: identifying, assessing and mapping ways to resolve State-level health IT issues that affect multiples States and impede interoperable HIE; harmonizing or standardizing State laws, regulations, and policies affecting health information exchange, while preserving or enhancing privacy, security, and consumer protections; providing a forum that enables dialogue and partnerships among States to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of their health IT initiatives and facilitates input from experts and others working on health IT and HIE to inform State policymaking.
Report Title: Accelerating Progress: Using Health Information Technology and Electronic Health Information Exchange to Improve Care, First Annual Report and Recommendations from the State Alliance for e-Health. http://www.nga.org/Files/pdf/0809EHEALTHREPORT.pdf
Agency Sponsor: OS-ONC, Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology
Federal Contact: Kathleen Fyffe, 202-205-0670
Performer: National Governors' Association
PIC ID: 8598