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State Health Policy Consortium. Summary of projects and outcomes. Final report

Citation

Bailey, R., Rizk, S., Banger, A., Shapiro, M., Cunningham, S., Throop, C., ... Bagwell, J. (2014). State Health Policy Consortium. Summary of projects and outcomes. Final report. (Prepared for the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, US Dept of Health and Human Services). Research Triangle Park, NC: RTI International.

Abstract

The State Health Policy Consortium (SHPC) convened in April 2010 under the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) to provide funding and management support for projects designed to advance interstate health information exchange (HIE) across the United States. Implemented alongside a suite of programs funded under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA), SHPC was designed to identify challenges to the widespread adoption of HIE and develop both research and pilot demonstration projects to test solutions applicable at both regional and national levels. Over four years, SHPC supported nine official consortium projects, which included participants from 29 different States (see Figure 1).

Working with ONC, RTI International provided support to the nine consortium projects. Each project focused on furthering the understanding of how to overcome a particular issue. The projects are summarized in the following sections.