As the need for collaboration and access to quality data for tracking and reporting cases intensifies, many organizations remain stifled by applications and systems that fail to transmit information effectively. However, amid the turbulence and enormous obstacles brought on by this pandemic, health information exchanges (HIEs) have risen to the challenge as vital contributors—sharing and aggregating essential information.

In this article for Healthcare IT Today, NextGate’s CTO Daniel Cidon discusses how state and regional HIEs are stepping up in five key areas to help hospitals, health systems and public health agencies overcome the sticky data challenges of COVID-19.