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About

eHealth Initiative brings competitors and diverse players to the table to work together on core issues.
Our Mission

Increasing healthcare costs and concerns about quality are overwhelming patients, providers and policymakers. The political and economic environment has created significant challenges for all the players in healthcare. The aging technology systems and payment methods established years ago no longer work in the 21st century. Rather than be discouraged, eHealth Initiative believes these challenges provide us with an opportunity to take our healthcare system to the next level through innovation and technology.

eHealth Initiative's mission is to drive improvement in the quality, safety, and efficiency of healthcare through information and technology. For over fifteen years, eHealth Initiative (eHI) members have worked to drive improvement in the quality of healthcare by promoting the use of technology and information. eHealth Initiative’s research, education and advocacy efforts all serve to demonstrate the effective use of technology and data in healthcare.

Our members include clinicians, consumers, providers, healthcare purchasers, health IT suppliers, laboratories, pharmaceutical companies, medical device manufacturers, pharmacies, public health agencies, quality improvement organizations, academic groups, technology companies, telehealth groups, healthcare quality organizations, state, regional and community-based healthcare organizations among others. eHealth Initiative is the only national organization that represents all of the stakeholders in the healthcare industry and has a coalition of over 200 of the most prestigious and influential organizations. Our organization brings competitors and diverse players to the table to work together on our core issues

Our Shared Vision

The healthcare landscape has evolved rapidly over the past few years. With the evolution of technology, the method and manner of how healthcare is delivered has changed. Patient files in folders have been replaced with electronic health records (EHRs) on laptops or tablets. The integration of technology into the changing models of care has brought in a new host of issues for consideration. With eHealth Initiative’s unique position as a neutral entity that brings together representatives across the entire healthcare continuum, the 2020 Roadmap was born with the intention to harmonize the new technologies and models of care in a way that brings about meaningful change that improves population health, increases patient-consumer experiences and lowers costs.

Our vision it to transform care delivery with patient-centric care by 2020. Our members are working through the 2020 Roadmap towards a more cohesive vision of health and healthcare that:

  • Reflects a coordinated and collaborative approach;
  • Includes timely and relevant patient-focused information and health IT tools available to all;
  • Supports high quality and efficient patient care through the use of interoperable health IT and secure data exchange between and across all relevant stakeholders.

Working with our members in these key areas, we can positively impact healthcare by improving quality and reducing costs. No special interest group or single stakeholder can make an impact alone. Therefore, it is critical that leaders from all sectors of healthcare band together.

Our Impact

eHealth Initiative plays a unique role in this fast-paced world of evolving healthcare. Our members are the key decision-makers from across the spectrum of health and technology. The caliber of our constituency is unmatched in the world of health IT. eHealth Initiative is the only national organization that represents all of the stakeholders in the healthcare industry and has a coalition of over 200 of the most prestigious and influential organizations in healthcare. As a member of the eHealth Initiative, you will personally connect with clinicians, payers, providers, labs, vendors, pharmaceutical companies, researchers, policymakers and many more.

As the diversity of our constituency increases, so does the value to our members. As we enter our 15th year, our reach is growing by leaps and bounds. In 2014, over 6500 individuals attended our events, 500+ individuals participate in eHI’s national workgroups and councils focused on privacy, analytics, data exchange, interoperability, accountable care and clinical and business motivators. In 2015, hundreds of c-level executives are participating in our workgroups and initiative on interoperability; clinical and business motivators; and data access and use.

Many healthcare leaders question the direction in which the public and private sectors are currently heading and raising concerns about the slow pace of improving the care quality and achieving cost reductions. eHealth Initiative’s 2020 Roadmap was born out of those concerns. Our members share a unique vision to transform care delivery with patient-centric care by 2020.eHI member activities are focused around the 2020 Roadmap framework, a multi-stakeholder solution to enable coordinated efforts by public and private sector organizations to transform care delivery. We conduct research, education and advocacy in the following areas:

  • Interoperability. Consensus continues to grow around commonly accepted rules and standards, but questions remain about how to achieve true interoperability. Our members are working to better incentivize and attain interoperability across communities, while facilitating coordination and cooperation among key stakeholders.
  • Clinical and Business Motivators. This work is focused on advancing efforts to create a sustainable health IT ecosystem by tackling systemic issues, within private sector control, that have been hindering adoption and meaningful utilization, while identifying priorities that can be recommended for federal partners to take action on.
  • Data Use and Access. This work focuses on solving five key challenges facing today’s healthcare information privacy and security officials – data security, appropriate data sharing, granular data control, data provenance, and data matching – to increase appropriate data access and use by patients and providers.

Working with our members in these key areas, we can positively impact healthcare by improving quality and reducing costs. No special interest group or single stakeholder can make an impact alone. Therefore, it is critical that leaders from all sectors of healthcare band together.



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