Healtheway is a non-profit, public-private partnership that operationally supports the eHealth Exchange (formerly referred to as the Nationwide Health Information Network Exchange).
The eHealth Exchange began as an ONC nationwide health information network program in 2007. Since that time, a rapidly growing community of public and private organizations has been routinely sharing information in production. That community now represents thousands of providers and millions of patients.
The eHealth Exchange now operates as an independently sustainable public-private partnership.
- To improve the health and welfare of all Americans by supporting and enabling health information exchange that is trusted, that scales, and enhances quality of care and health outcomes by supporting comprehensive longitudinal health records.
- To expand trusted, secure and interoperable exchange of health information across the nation by fostering cross-industry collaboration and by providing shared governance and necessary shared service to public and private organizations who wish to interconnect as a network of networks.
Healtheway enables its members and the eHealth Exchange participants to further their respective missions to:
- Improve clinical decision making and coordination, quality and affordability of care;
- Support meaningful use;
- Enhance disease surveillance, support preparedness and routine public health missions to improve public health; and
- Realize efficiencies and expedite provision of funding and services to individuals to support their care and well-being.
- Lead in national-level exchange of health information to establish HIE as a standard of care, while fostering and supporting innovation;
- Maintain openness and transparency in the conduct of operations;
- Cultivate trust and protection of information exchanged;
- Encourage participation and inclusiveness across a diverse set of stakeholders;
- Maximize effectiveness and efficiency in the exchange of health information;
- Provide for accountability, fairness and due process; and
- Evaluate, learn and promote continuous improvement in its own operations.