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The next generation of network-enabled e-health will need a new level of executive sponsorship to spur new standards, development, and adoption from the healthcare payer, to the provider, to the consumer.

This event, hosted by the Government Innovators Network and the Leadership for a Networked World Program at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government (KSG), was one in a series of collaborations which feature prominent practitioners from business and government who provide insights into topical public policy challenges. Our expert panel on e-health will engaged discussion and answered real-time questions from the audience to address key questions such as:

  • How do executive sponsors view the status of e-health efforts today -are we as far along as we should be and what's next for the nation, states, and regions?
  • What are the current enablers and disablers of fulfilling the nation's ubiquitous e-health promise - what is working and what is not working?
  • What new ideas are the executive sponsors of e-health initiatives looking to for the future - are there new solutions to bring forward that will spur development and increase adoption?



Massachusetts eHealth Collaborative - an initiative of the physician community to bring together the state's major health care stakeholders for the purpose of establishing an electronic health records (EHR) system that would enhance the quality, efficiency and safety of care in Massachusetts.

Massachusetts Health Data Consortium - collects data, publishes comparative reports, promotes electronic standards, and educates through information exchange events and research.

eHealth Initiative (and Foundation) - driving improvement in the quality, safety, and efficiency of healthcare through information and information technology.

Articles, Reports, & Papers 

Oftelie, Antonio. (2006). "Development and Adoption of a Health Information Network." For Course: Managing Networked Businesses, Harvard Business School.

The Lewin Group, Inc. (2005). The Health Information Technology Leadership Panel: Final Report.

Miller, Robert H., and Ida Sim. (2004). "Physicians' Use Of Electronic Medical Records: Barriers and Solutions."  Health Affiars, 23 (2), 116-126.

New England Healthcare EDI Network. (2007). "NEHEN Briefing."