What Killed the Santa Barbara County Care Data Exchange? - iHealthBeat - Daily News Digest on Health Care Information Technology: legal counsel for one of the community's major hospitals raised concerns regarding whether the care data exchange model complied with state privacy laws.
"three additional, ultimately fatal problems. First, the care data exchange technology was cutting-edge. expensive interfaces with old legacy technology.
substantial financial support from CHCF made the community a passive participant in the whole process. that investment allowed the community to put off developing a viable, financially self-sustaining business model.
'the fact that the project was drawn out so long, eight years from conception to death"