News

The latest on managing care, value-based care, insurance markets, payers & providers

GAO Studies E-Health Exchange

In a study involving more than 60 health information exchanges, the Government Accounting Office (GAO) found that sharing electronic personal health information about patients between providers and the exchanges improved the quality of care.

Health information exchanges are entities that facilitate the electronic sharing of patients’ health information among providers.

The exchanges reported that they implement widely accepted disclosure practices that safeguard personal information to help ensure the appropriate use of electronic personal health information for treatment.

The GAO report says that the exchanges have not yet conducted formal studies or evaluations of the overall effect of electronically sharing personal health information.

Subscribe to Our Newsletters

Monthly table of contents

Be notified as each issue of Managed Care is available online.

Biweekly newsletter

Recent topics have included:

  • Doug Jones and the ACA, Epic misses a White House meeting, and man caves for man-flu sufferers
  • CVS-Aetna deal may trigger merger mania, Johns Hopkins criticized for lack of asthma prevention, & Columbia sees free-ride future for all of its med students

PTCommunity news

New drug approvals, clinical trials, drug management. Three times per week.