State Health Information Exchanges (HIE) come in all shapes and sizes but have one thing in common: To improve the quality, safety and efficiency of health care delivered in their states. Catch all the latest updates on our Twitter List of HIEs. Here are updates being reported from these organizations.
healtheConnect Alaska (@akehealth) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation, organized and managed by Alaskans and tasked by the State of Alaska’s Department of Health and Social Services, to provide safe, secure transport for health information in order to improve quality and safety of patient care and increase efficiencies for hospitals and medical practices. healtheConnect Alaska provides health information exchange and direct secure messaging services to more than 20 hospitals and 450 healthcare organizations across Alaska.
We are partnered with Ambra Health, a medical data and image management cloud software company that offers powerful imaging solutions for improved patient care. As a result, healtheConnect participants are eligible for access to this enhanced service. https://t.co/6mzO2k5fUN pic.twitter.com/P9GCxhHJQ4
— healtheConnect Alaska (@akehealth) November 3, 2021
Wisconsin Statewide Health Information Network (WISHIN)
In October 2010 Wisconsin officially announced its intention to designate WISHIN (@WISHIN_Pulse), a not-for-profit organization formed by the Wisconsin Hospital Association, Wisconsin Medical Society, Wisconsin Collaborative for Healthcare Quality, and Wisconsin Health Information Organization, as the State-designated entity to govern statewide HIE. DE on October 25, 2010. WISHIN is responsible for implementing Wisconsin’s Strategic and Operational Plan. The plan requires multi-stakeholder collaboration and emphasizes ongoing development of government and policy structures.
WISHIN Connections October 2021 – PatientPing is now Bamboo Health, WISHIN participants updates, still time for hospitals to claim their share of $8 million in P4P Medicaid incentives for WISHIN participation and more in the latest WISHIN Newsletter.
Texas – Paso del Norte Health Information Exchange (PHIX)
The Paso del Norte Health Information Exchange (@PHIXNetwork) is a unique collaborative of major health care leaders in El Paso. PHIX pulls health information from the EHRs of all providers in the PHIX network and stores it in a centralized record so that patients’ health information in one place. PHIX provides HIPAA- compliant email and supports physician practices in optimizing their utilization of EHR technology.
— PHIX Network (@PHIXNetwork) October 28, 2021
New York -Statewide Health Information Network for New York (SHIN-NY)
The SHIN-NY is the only HIE that provides universal access regardless of network or EHR system. New York State has made a significant investment in the SHIN-NY and in 2016 they set a goal of connecting 100% of the PPS across the state to the SHIN-NY. The eight RHIOs that make up the SHIN-NY are working directly with the PPS organizations to meet their needs.
Northwell Health Solutions, Using Healthix (@healthix) to Fill Gaps in Care – Northwell, one of the largest healthcare systems in the nation, currently uses the monthly Healthix Gaps in Care Report as an additional layer of information on top of its own data, to examine and fill patient gaps.
Rochester RHIO (@RochesterRHIO) Streamlines Direct Secure Messaging with Secure Exchange Solutions – Secure Exchange Solutions (SES), a platform provider of cloud-based secure clinical data exchange software, announced a partnership with Rochester RHIO to offer best-in-class Direct Secure Messaging services to support the needs of Rochester RHIO’s expanding community of healthcare organizations and providers.
Michigan Health Information Network Shared Services (MiHIN)
The Michigan Health Information Network Shared Services (@MiHIN) is Michigan’s initiative to continuously improve health care quality, efficiency, and patient safety by promoting secure, electronic exchange of health information through the MiHIN Health Information Services Cloud (HISC). MiHIN represents a growing network of public and private organizations working to overcome data sharing barriers, reduce costs, and ultimately advance the health of Michigan’s population.
— MiHIN (@MiHIN) November 2, 2021
Georgia Health Information Network (GaHIN)
Georgia Health Information Network (@GeorgiaHIE) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to creating a healthier Georgia by facilitating the use and secure exchange of electronic health information so providers have the information they need at the point of care. GaHIN’s two products, GeorgiaDirect and Georgia ConnectedCare, connect providers statewide and nationally and are free for credentialed, authorized Georgia users.
Announcement of Solicitation for Investment Management Services – GaHIN announced that it has released a Request for Proposal (RFP) for an Investment Manager.
Indiana Health Information Exchange (IHIE)
Indiana Health Information Exchange (@IndianaHIE) operates the nation’s largest health information exchange, providing a secure, robust and interoperable health information technology network that connects over 150 hospitals, long-term care facilities, rehabilitation centers, community health clinics and other healthcare providers.
Here at IHIE we’re really proud of the public health work we’re doing to help keep Hoosiers safe and healthy. Check out this video for more information about our GovCare suite and how these solutions make a difference. https://t.co/G7x8t2TuKC
— Indiana HIE (@IndianaHIE) October 19, 2021
Utah Health Information Network (UHIN)
UHIN (@UHIN_HIE) has been in operation since 1993 beginning as a claims “post office.” Today it also operates the Clinical Health Information Exchange (cHIE), which empowers doctors and patients to work together for safer, better-coordinated care by making crucial information available to doctors at the point of care.
Success at the Provider Education Summit 2021 – The 2021 event attracted over 250 attendees statewide, and more than a dozen different high-quality speakers both virtually and in-person. Speaking highlights included leadership skills and hiring culture practices taught by experienced industry consultant Michael Page, cybersecurity trainings by experts from healthcare IT firm Solzorro, and healthcare fraud discussions led by UUHP representatives Terry Lotus and James Woods.
Colorado Regional Health Information Exchange (CORHIO)
CORHIO (@CORHIO) manages one of the country’s largest and most successful health information exchange networks and works to improve healthcare through the use of information technology and data exchange.
Craig Hospital Now Provides Admission, Discharge and Transfer (ADT) Data Through CORHIO – One of the world’s highly respected neurorehabilitation hospitals, Englewood, Colo.-based Craig Hospital, recently went live with their admission, discharge and transfer (ADT) data through the CORHIO network. The data is now available through CORHIO’s PatientCare 360® service.
Idaho Health Data Exchange (IDHE)
The Idaho Health Data Exchange (@idahohde), a non-profit 501(c)(3) company, is Idaho’s statewide Health Information Exchange, dedicated to meeting the needs of healthcare providers and ensuring that Idaho’s citizens receive the most effective health services possible. To achieve these goals, IHDE is working with a wide-array of stakeholders and actively building a best in breed technology infrastructure to provide access to reliable data and information, combining traditional healthcare data with other data sources to help address the medical, behavioral, and social needs that influence the well-being of Idahoans.
Idaho Health Data Exchange Announces Partnership with Enrollment Management Company, PointCare – IHDE announced a new partnership with PointCare to help its participants manage the entire enrollment process from end-to-end. The partnership will enable IHDE to expand its services, providing a solution to deliver greater access to coverage while breaking down barriers to achieving quality healthcare.
Chesapeake Regional Information System for our Patients (CRISP)
Chesapeake Regional Information System for our Patients (@crisphealth) is a regional health information exchange (HIE) serving Maryland and the District of Columbia. CRISP is a non-profit organization advised by a wide range of stakeholders who are responsible for healthcare throughout the region. CRISP has been formally designated as Maryland’s statewide health information exchange by the Maryland Health Care Commission.
Updated CRISP Payer Participation Agreement – CRISP has completed the comment period for the revisions made to the Payor Participation Agreement. The updated agreement is now final. The revisions better align it with the agreement used with other participants and incorporate necessary changes related to technology updates and changes in HIE regulations.
CyncHealth’s mission is to bring trust and value to health information technology by creating solutions for moving health data forward. CyncHealth is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with a public/private governance model that includes health care providers, payers, and the State of Nebraska. CyncHealth is the designated statewide Health Information Exchange designed to share clinical and administrative data among providers in Nebraska and neighboring states. CyncHealth’s purpose is to achieve health care transformation through community betterment collaboration while protecting the security and privacy of medical information.
Nuance Collaborates with Collective Medical, a PointClickCare Company, and Launches PowerShare Image Aware to Improve Patient Outcomes and Reduce Costs – CyncHealth is using Nuance PowerShare Image Aware to alert ED physicians in Nebraska and participating healthcare facilities in Iowa of prior imaging studies and reports and to automatically fetch relevant prior images for patients registered in the ED.
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