Advancing Health IT by Promoting Open Exchange

Restrictive Exchange Practices Present Significant Barriers to Systemic Interoperability and Threaten Patient Safety The Meaningful Use Program represents a $27 billion effort to define and implement an interoperable nation-wide health information network designed to increase the quality of healthcare in America while reducing its cost. If technologies are allowed to intentionally block interoperability and exchange, data will become siloed and the Meaningful Use Program will be fundamentally unable to achieve its stated goals.