GAO Gathering Input on Electronic Health Information Exchanges 


The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) is currently conducting a study for Congress to review electronic health information exchange (HIE). HIE can occur between a clinic’s EHR and other EHRs located at hospitals, health systems, or other medical practices. It may also occur across local, state, or national health information networks. 
As part of this work, GAO is interested in obtaining Minnesota physicians’ perspectives on electronic HIE, including how providers are electronically exchanging (sending and receiving) patient health information and what challenges, if any, are encountered when doing so. GAO is particularly interested in hearing from physicians who provide outpatient care through an independent practice in Minnesota. 

If you have information you can share with GAO about this topic, please click here and provide the requested information by July 12. If you are selected from among those expressing interest, a GAO analyst will get back to you in the next two to four weeks to schedule a 30-minute discussion. Information collected in these discussions will only be reported publicly in the aggregate. Individual providers will not be publicly identified in any manner in the GAO’s final report. 
For more information or questions about the information being gathered, contact Andrea Richardson at or 202-512-5077.