Nationwide Health Information Network (NHIN) use in healthcare facilities was examined for utilization and efficacy, although the advantages are abundant, healthcare facilities have been reluctant to adopt it due to associated costs. The purpose of this study was to analyze the feasibility of a U.S NHIN by exploring and determining the benefits of and assessing the barriers to its implementation. The results of this study suggest that implementation and utilization of NHIN by healthcare industry stakeholders leads to an increased quality of patient care, increased patient-provider communication, and cost savings opportunities. Increased quality of care is achieved by reducing adverse drug events and medical errors. Cost savings opportunities are generated by a reduction in spending and prices that is attributable to electronic health record systems’ increased efficiency and effectiveness.
Godby, T., Gomes, C., Valle, J. & Coustasse, A. (2016, April). “Is the nationwide health information network feasible?” In J. Sanchez (Ed.), Proceedings of the Business and Health Administration Association Annual Conference, Chicago, IL.