Liability Coverage for Regional Health Information Organizations

Lessons from the AHRQ-funded State Regional Demonstration Projects in Health Information Technology and Other Community Efforts

Published In: Liability Coverage for Regional Health Information Organizations: Lessons from the AHRQ-Funded State Regional Demonstration Projects in Health Information Technology and Other Community Efforts / Prashila Dullabh, Maria Molfino, Robert S. Rudin. AHRQ Publication No. 09-0071-EF (Rockville, MD: AHRQ, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, June 2009), 34 p

Posted on RAND.org on June 01, 2009

by Prashila Dullabh, Maria Molfino, Robert S. Rudin

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Regional health information organizations (RHIOs) bring together health care stakeholders within a defined geographic area, and govern health information exchange (HIE) among these stakeholders for the purpose of improving health care in that community. RHIO stakeholders may include hospitals, primary care physicians, specialty physicians, laboratories, radiology centers, and health plans--all of which consolidate efforts to facilitate HIE. This report will share findings from the field on how eight RHIOs have navigated various issues and challenges associated with liability insurance for HIE. This report also includes recommendations from HIO representatives, lawyers, insurance agents, and other industry representatives regarding the future handling of select liability problems.

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