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CEO’s Perspective on Health Information Exchange

CEO’s Perspective on Health Information Exchange

CEO's Perspective on Health Information Exchange Defining Health Information Exchange The United States faces the largest shortage of healthcare practitioners in our nation's history exacerbated by a growing geriatric population. In 2005 there was one geriatric for every 5,000 US residents over the age of 65 and only nine out of 145 medical schools trained geriatrics. By 2020 the industry is estimated to be short of 200,000 doctors and more than one million nurses. Never, in the history of US healthcare, have so many demands with so few personnel. As these shortcomings are coupled with the growing geriatric population, the…
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