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Tool Kit

Value Of Health Information Exchange from Payor’s Perspective

A Toolkit for HIE LeadersPresented on November 6, 2013 to the Office of the National Coordinator for HIT’s “Payor Community of Practice” — a monthly web teleconference broadcast nationwide in which health information exchange leaders across the country learn about and discuss ideas for sustainable and successful health information exchange.

This toolkit is designed to provide leaders of health information organizations1 with a framework and evidence-based support to gain financial participation of payors in health information exchange. It can be used for:

  • Building a business case •
  • Developing strategies aligning payors and providers
  • Implementing mechanisms to evaluate results

To download the Toolkit, simply click here or on the image on the right.


1 HIO (Health Information Organization): “An organization that manages governance and deployment of coordinated HIE services for exchange of PHI among clinical entities. Collaborative HIOs encompass multiple clinical entities across legal entities or arrangements. Enterprise HIOs provide such services within a legal entity (like an IDN) or trading arrangement (such as an OHCA or organized health care arrangement).” –ONC, 2011 . Retrieved from:http://www.nationalehealth.org/sites/default/files/onc_state_hie_strategic_and_operational_plan_models_full_study-_feb_2011.pdf

2 Walker et al. (2005). The Value Of Health Care Information Exchange And Interoperability. Health Affairs. Retrieved from: http://www.partners.org/cird/pdfs/CITL_HIEI_Report.pdf