. Explore the extent to which health information exchange is occurring
within your community, region, or state. Who are the key players?

what extent is information being exchanged across organizations for
patient care purposes?

What challenges have they faced? How have
they overcome them, if at all?

. Visit a health care organization that uses an EHR system and
provides patients access to their information via a patient portal.

what extent are patients using the portal?

For what purposes are they
using them?

What are the demographic characteristics of the portal
users and nonusers?

What strategies might you employ to promote
greater usage?