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Health Information Exchange: Current Challenges and Impediments to Implementing National Health Information Infrastructure

  title={Health Information Exchange: Current Challenges and Impediments to Implementing National Health Information Infrastructure},
  author={Aftab Hussain and Patrick Rivers and L. Stewart and George Munchus},
  journal={Journal of health care finance},
The inability to exchange health information of patients across diverse healthcare organizations and providers is a critical component responsible for both the increase in medical errors, which may result in premature death of the patient and the continuous increase in healthcare costs and redundancies.  It is projected that by 2020, national healthcare expenditures will reach $4.8 trillion; nearly 20% of the GDP.  This may be attributed to the lack of standardization of health information… 
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