AHIMA: State-level data exchange programs essential

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State-level health information exchange (HIE) initiatives play an important part in the sharing of information between healthcare providers and patients, according to a report released Tuesday by the Foundation of Research and Education (FORE) of the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA). The initiatives can “set HIE policy and standards, provide services and technical assistance, and can also help catalyze health information improvements in state governmental agencies,” said Linda Kloss, AHIMA’s CEO. The complete report can be found at www.staterhio.org.