State Survey on eHealth

April 8, 2008

A new report on 2007 eHealth activities by state has been released by the National Governor’s Association and the Commonwealth Fund. Some of the findings include:

  • All states now place a high priority on e-health activities
  • priorities over the next two years were the development of electronic HIEs
  • State HIT initiatives span a broad range of activities including telehealth and eprescribing
  • E-health applications are enabling states to implement quality and transparency initiatives
  • Privacy and security remain key concerns
  • States have formed public-private consortiums to develop standardized measures of utilization and performance
  • Public health has extensive experience operating registries, which will be foundational to other e-health activities

The report includes a   84-page PDF of the complete report as well as chart packs in PDF and PPT formats. I agree with the conclusions that it is hoped that this report will stimulate ideas for advancing eHealth initiatives within and between states.

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