Health information exchanges and data-intensive systems

Data-intensive systems (DIS) like the much-talked-about Philippine Health Information Exchange (PHIE) are all the rage these days. They seem to be all benefits on the surface. Critics, however—including some proponents even—have come to identify critical issues surrounding their use which are worth discussing. This briefing paper focuses on health information exchanges as an example of a DIS, zeroing in on the PHIE. It hopes to highlight the benefits, challenges, and risks associated with HIEs, based on the experiences of early implementers, including insights from one of the implementing agencies of the PHIE.

Publication date: September 2019

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