Explore the extent to which health information exchange is occurring within your community, region, or state. Who are the key players? What types of models of health information exchange exist? To what extent is information being exchanged across organizations for patient care purposes?
Investigate one of the Beacon communities to find out how they are using HIT to improve quality of care and access to care within their region. Be prepared to share with the class a summary of your findings. Do you think the work that this Beacon community has done could be replicated in your community? Why or why not?