How the CommonWell Health Alliance affects statewide HIE efforts

Laurance Stuntz and Micky Tripathi discuss HIE governance, discrepancies among state laws that complicate HIE, and the CommonWell alliance.

Laurance Stuntz Laurance Stuntz

Laurance Stuntz, executive director of the Massachusetts eHealth Institute, and Micky Tripathi, CEO of the Massachusetts eHealth Collaborative both have tours on the front lines of health information exchange (HIE) implementation. Stuntz's group helped put together Massachusetts' HIE, and Tripathi's has helped administer several statewide HIEs as well as the New Hampshire regional extension office for EHR implementation incentives.

Micky TripathiMicky Tripathi

Together in this podcast, they discuss statewide HIEs, the sticky matter of HIE governance, how the CommonWell Health Alliance will affect health data interoperability and what it's going to take to get health data exchange moving on a national level across state lines. Hint: The end isn't yet in sight.

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This was first published in June 2013

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