This week, the Clinovations GovHealth team of Jason Goldwater, Juliette Jardim, Tasnuva Khan, and Karen Chan were published in Academy Health’s eGEMs (Generating Evidence and Methods to improve patient outcomes). eGEMs, a publication of the EDM Forum, is an open access journal focused on using electronic health data to advance research and quality improvement, with the overall goal of improving patient and community outcomes.

This publication describes the result of the work performed by Clinovations Government + Health (Clinovations GovHealth), contracted in 2013 to conduct a mixed-methods evaluation of the District of Columbia (D.C.) Health Information Exchange (HIE) program as part of their Cooperative Agreement Grant funded by the Office of the National Coordinator in 2010. The evaluation was to focus on the progress of the HIE, how many providers and hospitals were participating in the program, and what benefits were being realized through the use of the HIE. During the course of the evaluation, the Clinovations GovHealth team found that the use of the HIE to support public health reporting was one of its core elements.

Read the summary online or download the full report HERE.