January 19, 2014 | Veratad Blog | File under: Healthcare, Veratad Technologies Blog

Future for Health Information Exchanges Looks Bright

Executives from two Beacon Communities share insights into the future of health information exchanges (HIEs).

The Beacon Community Program, an initiative launched by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC), tries to set up ways for information to flow seamlessly between providers and patients in communities around the country.

Chris Chute, MD, a principal investigator for the Southeastern Minnesota (SE MN) Beacon Community, feels the major challenge is trust. Speaking to this issue of patient identity and trust Dr. Chute went on to say “And who’s to know that I am who I say I am? And who’s to know that these requests are legitimate and validated?

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