9/14/2011

Randy McCleese, CIO at Morehead, Ky.-based St. Claire Regional Medical Center, outlines the pros and cons of three models of HIEs: centralized, decentralized and hybrids of the two. Centralized systems offer speed, while decentralized systems can avoid conflicts over data ownership. Hybrids, McCleese says, can offer the advantages of both but at a potentially higher cost.

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