RHIOs struggle to Find Effective Business Models

December 29, 2007

In an article from Information Week, they review the report of the eHealth Initiative on “2007 Fourth Annual Survey of Health Information Exchange at the State, Regional, and Community Levels.” The analysis shows that the greatest barrier to health data exchange is finding sustainable business models. “

The survey found that reimbursement systems, which reward volume and fragmentation, also make it difficult for stakeholders to create sustainable business models.”

At the same time the RHIOs are successfully developing data exchanges for prescription information, lab results and outpatient information.

How will RHIOs fare in 2008?  Without healthcare reform, they will continue to struggle. Perhaps is CMS developed incentives within Medicare, that would set the stage for less fragmentation and reimbursement primarily based on volume rather than continuity of care models.

Share this:
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Delicious
  • Digg
  • Tumblr
  • StumbleUpon
  • Pinterest
  • Add to favorites
  • Email
  • RSS

Leave a Reply