Resource Overview

This section includes various resources needed to ensure an effective implementation of HIE at the health center, including how to select the HIE to participate in, staffing and support needs, readiness assessment, and determining the value of the HIE to the health center.

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Interoperability Initiatives Environmental Scan
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Interoperability Initiatives Environmental Scan

From HIMSS's Interoperability & HIE Committee, 2017

According to HIMSS, this Interoperability Initiatives Environmental Scan was created to provide an image of the current landscape in which interoperable, nationwide health information exchange occurs. The following entities were included given their work to address interoperability needs via a variety of methods and collaborations. This Scan offers a wide range of details on each entity, including overview information, their method of exchange, and details on the stakeholders and processes involved.  A full version of the scan is available for download (.csv file), and further details on each entity is available by clicking on their organization link.

Initiatives detailed include:

  • Care Everywhere
  • Carequality
  • CARIN Alliance
  • CommonWell Health Alliance
  • Community HIE
  • DirectTrust
  • eHealth Exchange

...and more!

The information gathered from this scan was leveraged in the creation of the HIMSS Interoperability Call to Action, which provides principles to drive interoperability forward. There is a helpful list of acronyms and definitions available here.

Intended AudienceHealth Center Leadership, Health Center IT Staff


This resource collection was compiled by the HITEQ Center staff with guidance from HITEQ Advisory Committee members and collaborators of the HITEQ Center.

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The Quadruple Aim
Quadruple Aim

A Conceptual Framework

Improving the U.S. health care system requires four aims: improving the experience of care, improving the health of populations, reducing per capita costs and improving care team well-being. HITEQ Center resources seek to provide content and direction aligned with the goals of the Quadruple Aim

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