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State Alliance Releases New HIT Report

October 6, 2008
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In its inaugural report, the State Alliance for e-Health (State Alliance) examines the challenges states face in implementing HIT and HIE.

The report, Accelerating Progress: Using Health Information Technology and Electronic Health Information Exchange to Improve Care, is from the State Alliance for e-Health (State Alliance), a consensus based, executive-level body composed of governors, state legislators, attorney generals and state commissioners, and explores the challenges states face in implementing HIT and HIE, including provider concerns about implementation costs, variations in technical standards for interoperability and consumer concerns about data privacy and security.

The report, the Alliance says, is meant to spur continued innovation in states to make the vision of an interconnected, efficient, quality-based health care system.

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