The changing market climate has improved incentives for the adoption of healthcare information technology and health information exchange and as a result HIT and HIE are “beginning to take off,” according to Micky Tripathi, president and chief executive officer of the Massachusetts eHealth Collaborative.

“Up until five years ago, the healthcare system had notably underinvested in electronic health records and health information exchange compared both to other sectors in the economy and other industrialized countries,” said Tripathi. “But, we’ve made a tremendous amount of progress based on the Meaningful Use program over the last few years.”

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