The answer is a qualified ‘yes,’ statewide HIEs can achieve sustainability–but, say those in the know, it will take business realism and a strong dose of ingenuity

Can health information exchanges (HIEs) survive the present moment? The question might seem overly simplistic, but the reality, as knowledgeable observers note, is that broad-based, and particularly statewide, HIEs are indeed failing or faltering across the country. Indeed, many public and semi-public statewide HIEs are struggling these days, in the wake of the dwindling of federal and state grants to support them. What are industry observers seeing?

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