Measuring the Value of Health Information Exchange

Brian E. Dixon, Caitlin M. Cusack

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Demonstrating the effectiveness of health information exchange (HIE) in reducing costs, improving outcomes, and creating more efficient care delivery systems requires evaluation. To evaluate is to measure the significance or value that HIE brings to patient and population health. This chapter describes strategies and methods for evaluating HIE, principally from the perspective of a health system or other entity engaged in the implementation and use of HIE. The chapter begins with a review of the various types of evaluation, including research. Then the chapter outlines a strategy and the methods for the evaluation of HIE. Finally, the chapter provides guidance for how to disseminate outcomes from HIE development, implementation, adoption, and use. Only by evaluating HIE and sharing lessons can we expand the evidence base for HIE in support of adoption and sustainability.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationHealth Information Exchange
Subtitle of host publicationNavigating and Managing a Network of Health Information Systems
PublisherElsevier Inc.
Number of pages18
ISBN (Electronic)9780128031506
ISBN (Print)9780128031353
StatePublished - Feb 11 2016


  • Dissemination
  • Evaluation
  • Evidence-based medicine
  • Health information exchange
  • Health services research
  • Research
  • Research design
  • Research report

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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    Dixon, B. E., & Cusack, C. M. (2016). Measuring the Value of Health Information Exchange. In Health Information Exchange: Navigating and Managing a Network of Health Information Systems (pp. 231-248). Elsevier Inc..