Health Information Management

Lessons learned from disbanded California Health Information Exchange

HIM-HIPAA Insider, August 13, 2007

Health IT experts gathered August 1 in Washington, DC for a post-mortem on the disbanded Santa Barbara County Care Data Exchange. The medical information exchange was an early attempt to form a regional health information organization (RHIO), but the project disbanded in 2006. Those involved said that the data exchange failed, in part, because of privacy issues, as well as a lack of standardized data, technical challenges, weak leadership and legal liability, according to GovernmentHealthIT.

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