Written by Mosaica's Laura Kolkman and Bob Brown, the "Health Information Exchange Formation Guide" received the HIMSS Book of the Year Award.
The book provides a practical step-by-step approach for planning and establishing an HIE. It is based on the authors' own direct experiences as HIE consultants, their interviews with HIE leaders, and extensive research. Included are numerous tables, figures, illustrations and checklists that take the reader through the process of successfully establishing an HIE.
A number of colleges and universities have incorporated the book as a textbook in courses related to health care, public health, health informatics and health information technology. Included are:
Catholic University of America
University of Washington
University of California at San Diego
“The Health Information Exchange Formation Guide provides an excellent and diverse grouping of ‘pearls’ from recognized leaders within our industry. I recommend it for nascent as well as more mature organizations, since one never knows where one may find a pearl of wisdom that is applicable to a specific business problem.” - Dick Thompson, CEO - Quality Health Network
“This is an exciting and extremely critical time for health information exchange. The Health Information Exchange Formation Guide provides practical, real-world guidance on important issues facing HIEs today.” - Michael Matthews,CEO - MedVirginia
“The Health Information Exchange Formation Guide is an excellent resource for professionals and executives that are starting, developing or implementing HIE networks. The Guide is so well-organized that it can be used as a comprehensive textbook, a reference to relevant case studies, or a quick reference guide to specific HIE topics." - Jeff Blair, Director of Health Informatics - LCF Research, New Mexico Health Information Collaborative
“The Health Information Exchange Formation Guide” is an excellent resource, providing much needed information on the creation of Health Information Exchange. This is also a tremendous tool for Providers to learn more about HIE as decisions are made to implement an HIE or to connect to an existing regional or state HIE." - Terri M. Ripley, MIT, CPHIMS, FHIMSS, Director of Systems and Programming and ARRA Coordinator - Centra
“As I fulfilled my responsibilities as chair of the Governance Work Group, I found myself constantly turning to 'The Health Information Exchange Formation Guide'. I first used it when we developed the vision and mission and now I’m using it as we work on a set of organizational principles. I’m sure I will be relying on it as we continue our organizational developmental work and beyond.” - Eddy L. Herrera, CEO - Amistad Community Health Center
"I have two frameworks when I teach my masters level course on data exchanges and their impact on care collaboration – meeting Meaningful Use and building an HIE. “The Health Information Exchange Formation Guide” is an excellent book that provides the HIE framework for the course. Although it is focused on community-based HIEs, all of the principles, content, and recommendations can be applied to enterprise HIEs. I enthusiastically endorse the book." - Mark Branning, Adjunct Professor - National University
"The Health Information Exchange Formation Guide is a tremendous resource for creating successful Exchanges and delivering on the promise of health IT." - Laura Adams, President & CEO - Rhode Island Quality Institute