Nationwide Exchange Stands On Its Own

Tom Sullivan | Healthcare IT News | October 11, 2012

Marking a bridge’s beginning, ONC on Thursday made it official: eHealth Exchange is standing on its own as a non-federal, non-profit entity. 

The mammoth project formerly known as NwHIN-Exchange created enough buzz throughout the year, in certain circles at least, that the news might be taken as almost anticlimactic. In terms of demonstrable progress that the healthcare industry is advancing information interoperability while furthering the business case for exchange, however, the fact that ONC delivered eHealth Exchange is anything but.

Today, 28 partners share health information across eHealth Exchange, a mix of private and public organizations that includes CMS, DoD, SSA and VA as well as industry heavyweights Kaiser Permanente, Marshfield Clinic, MedVirginia. And Idaho Health Data Exchange, in late September, became the newest member.