Briefs & Reports

State E-Health Activities in 2007: Findings From a State Survey

The Commonwealth Fund

Kathy D. Gifford
Vern K. Smith, PhD

Motivated by a desire to improve performance, assure quality, and maximize value from health care, states are promoting a wide variety of “e-health” initiatives that exploit the capabilities of health information technology and electronic health information exchanges. This report describes the range of state e-health activities, the challenges states are facing, and emerging best practices.