Electronic Data Exchange for Care Coordination

Synopsis. As a preeminent leader in worldwide technology commerce, Intel's interest in interoperability of health information technology (health IT) is natural. By leveraging the company's purchasing power as a large employer, Intel has acted as an accelerator for the use of health IT and for the interoperability of health IT systems to benefit employees, their families, and the communities where they live and work, through the Connected Care model. This paper describes Intel's efforts to improve the health and the healthcare experience of employees and dependents in five separate regions of the country. A critical component of Intel's success in launching these innovative, employer-led accountable care models has been the technology firm's consistent support for interoperable health information exchange.