About National eHealth Collaborative
National eHealth Collaborative (NeHC) is a public-private partnership that enables secure and interoperable nationwide health information exchange to advance health and improve health care. NeHC was established through a grant from the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) to build on the accomplishments of the American Health Information Community (AHIC), a federal advisory committee to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) until 2008, and is led by some of the nation’s most respected thought leaders in healthcare and health IT.
It is clear that the public and the private sectors must work together to identify and address nationwide interoperability priorities and barriers to universal health IT adoption. National eHealth Collaborative’s stakeholders include government agencies, health systems, health professionals, academic medicine, patient and consumer advocates, major payers and employers, non-profits, technology providers and others. A strong commitment to neutrality and multi-stakeholder engagement allows NeHC to offer a uniquely balanced perspective and platform for collaboration to accelerate progress toward the widespread and efficient use of health information technology and health information exchange.
NeHC’s mission is to help address barriers that could thwart the nation’s progress toward interoperability. Through its NeHC University stakeholder education program, its Consumer Consortium on eHealth stakeholder engagement program, its HIE Learning Network and ongoing study of critical success factors for health information exchange, its support of the Nationwide Health Information Network Exchange, and its collaborative online community, NeHC works to educate, connect and encourage healthcare stakeholders, who are critical to the successful deployment of health information technology and health information exchange nationwide.