gettyimages-1019177936Social determinants of health data and behavioral health data are the most difficult types of information to share through health information exchanges (HIEs), according to feedback from stakeholders from a 2019 eHealth Initiative survey.

“A lack of consensus on standards for capturing and representing SDOH data creates barriers to its collection and use, as does navigating legal parameters for cross-sector information sharing,” wrote eHealth Exchange officials in the report.

Fifty-three HIE leaders across the country responded to the eHealth Initiative survey between February and April 2019. The survey included 20 multiple choice questions about health IT adoption, clinical and claims data integration, types of data included in health data exchange, HIE business drivers and priorities, and challenges associated with health IT use and data exchange……more