The Next Step in Health Data Exchanges: Trust and Privacy in Exchange Networks: The idea that it is no longer efficient for a RHIO to negotiate a separate data exchange agreement with every one of its exchange partners is explored. The paper explores the use of multi-party trust agreements and their crucial components.
Common goal to improve clinical patient care
Mechanism to establish trust
Protecting exchanged information
Allocation of liability risk
Best of Breed Strategies: Hospital Characteristics Associated with Organizational HIT Strategy:Of the hospitals surveyed, 65% indicated a single-vendor; 29% indicated a best-of-suite; and 10% suggested a best-of-breed strategy.
The single-vendor strategy was more common in small, stand-alone, for-profit, non-teaching and/or non-JCAHO accredited facilities.
The best-of-breed strategy was most common in system affiliated and JCAHO-accredited hospitals.
The best-of-suite strategy was most common among very large, system affiliated, teaching and JCAHO-accredited hospitals.