The purpose of this assignment is to review the current state of development for your state’s health information exchange (HIE) and current participation rate. Compare your state to three states with similar demographics. Write a 1,000-1,250 word summary related to the ability of your state’s HIE to share data and improve the following: 1. Coordination of care 2. Public health initiatives 3. Evidence-based research Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required. This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.