Information for Health Information Exchanges


SOURCE: Congressional Budget Office


The need for better efficiency and productivity in health care is clear. Still, the potential value of health information exchange has been limited by the lack of a clear business model. Federal funding for state level health information exchanges will not last forever. Entities that have selected a clearly sustainable business model will prosper.


The National Health Trust business model is clearly sustainable from the first day. The approach is designed to solve real problems in a practical manner. Physicians, practices, and hospitals who recognize gaps in their meaningful use of health information technology can use participation in the Trust to fill these gaps.