Arkansas State Health Information Exchange (Updated)

Spotlight on State Exchange: Arkansas SHARE

The Arkansas State Health Alliance for Records Exchange or better know as SHARE, is the statewide health information exchange that allows the participating members to access and securely share medical health records between its members. SHARE is the HIPAA compliant infrastructure needed to facilitate the information exchanging. SHARE was established by an ONC grant to the Arkansas Office of Health Information Technology (OHIT). The ONC approved the submitted HIE Strategic and Operation Plans in February 2011 and OHIT received a $7.9 million federal grant for the State Health Alliance for Records Exchange (SHARE). The Arkansas legislature approved establishing OHIT and its ability to create SHARE in March 2011. Phase 1 of SHARE with secure messaging was rolled out in March of 2012.

A Statewide Health Information Exchange (HIE) financial sustainability study was conducted by the OHIT. The one time grant from ONC would be used for initial startup expenses. The study was presented by the HIE Council and showed a sustainable revenue model should be implemented for SHARE based on contributions by all constituent groups, Medicaid, Payers, Hospitals, and Providers. View the presentation slides to the study.

Providers that are interested in participating in SHARE can learn more on the Provider section of their web site. Learn what information can be exchanged, how it works, and about the information and its privacy. Most importantly, learn how to connect to SHARE.

Latest News: On 8/16/13 SHARE Launches New Logo and Responsive Website – We are excited to announce the launch of a fresh new SHARE logo and website. The new branding marks a season of explosive growth as we have successfully moved from Phase I into Phase II of the statewide health information exchange (HIE) and are currently connecting more than 100 health care entities to SHARE. Read the news article.

Organization Profile:

State: Arkansas
Name: SHARE (State Health Alliance for Records Exchange)
Established: By the Arkansas Office of Health Information Technology (ONHIT) from the ONC State HIE Grant Program in February 2011
Provider Information: Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Social Media: Follow them on Twitter @SHAREarkansas. Like them on Facebook. View their YouTube Channel.