State HIE News and Updates 2-2-21

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.


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.

CyncHealth, Nebraska’s Designated Health Information Exchange, Joins Gravity Project to Create Better Standards to Effectively Address Social Determinants of Health Nationwide – CyncHealth has joined the growing collaboration of health care systems, digital health companies, community-based organizations, government agencies, and consumer advocacy groups leading national efforts to accelerate social determinants of health (SDOH) data interoperability through the Gravity Project.

California – Manifest Medex

Manifest MedEx is one of the nation’s largest nonprofit health information exchanges (HIEs), combining 11.7 million claims records from Blue Shield of California and Anthem Blue Cross and 5 million clinical patient records from 150 participating partners. Manifest MedEx supports physicians, nurses, hospitals and health plans in sharing critical health information to ensure that patients receive the safest, highest-quality care possible. The California Integrated Data Exchange and Inland Empire Health Information Exchange merged to create Manifest Medex.

Adventist Health joins California’s health data network Manifest MedEx – Manifest MedEx announced the addition of Adventist Health to the nonprofit health data network spanning more than 25 million Californians. Adventist Health’s faith-based, nonprofit integrated health system will be connecting 21 hospitals from Fort Bragg to Los Angeles and approximately 7 million patients to the health information network.

California – SacValley MedShare

SacValley MedShare (@svmshie) is a member of the California Association of Health Information Exchanges (CAHIE) and serves the 16-county region of California, north of Sacramento, which includes the North Central Valley and the surrounding mountainous terrain. Its region is largely rural and mountainous, with travel limited by climate and season in much of the area. Good communication is critical to coordinate care between primary care, specialists, hospital providers, and skilled nursing care facilities that fulfill a vital role in post-discharge care for many patients.

Florence Inc. Joins SacValley MedShare – Florence is a primary care benefit now available to Medicare beneficiaries in select service areas, namely, Chico, CA. They have signed on to receive acute alerts to satisfy their conditions of participation for Medicare.

Nebraska Health Information Initiative (NeHII)

Nebraska Health Information Initiative (@NeHIIorg) is leading the effort to create a secure, online, web-based Health Information Exchange designed to serve the state of Nebraska. Improved delivery of health care information and reduced health care costs are good for all citizens of Nebraska. The state has a proud tradition and reputation of providing the finest health care possible to its citizens. The HIE will help health care providers take health care to the next level.

Nebraska Health Information Initiative (NEHII) is now CyncHealth – NEHII is now CyncHealth. “The new CyncHealth brand speaks to our commitment to collaboration, creating unbiased products and processes, advancing what’s possible — and working together to inspire and enable healthier communities,” Jaime Bland, president and chief executive officer, said.

Health Share Exchange of Southeastern Pennsylvania (HSX)

PA-HSX-200HealthShare Exchange (@HealthShareExch) is the greater Philadelphia region’s health information exchange for the five-county Southeastern Pennsylvania region. HSX is a unique, membership-dues-supported nonprofit formed by the Delaware Valley’s hospitals/health systems and healthcare insurers that links the electronic medical record systems of different hospital health systems, medical centers, and clinics — and the claims data of healthcare insurers — to make this information accessible at inpatient and outpatient points of care, including medical practice offices.

New York -Statewide Health Information Network for New York (SHIN-NY)

NY-SHINY-200The 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.

Relationships, Relationships, Relationships: How HealtheConnections Delivers Value Through Partnerships – Throughout the past decade of delivering HIE services, HealtheConnections’ (@_myhec) customer engagement strategy has relied on one simple concept: Building relationships.

Healthix (@healthix) Launches IXchange Blog – The IXchange Blog will be a fascinating resource exploring the evolving platform of health information exchange (HIE), investigates data innovations, and so much more. If you are a healthcare leader, a technology professional, a policy maker or a consumer, this blog will have something for you.

RHIO (@RochesterRHIO) Report – January 2021 Newsletter NYS Executive Order Requires Labs to Connect to Health Information Exchange, Rochester RHIO Mentioned in Preventative Medicine and more.

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.

GaHIN Newsletter – GaHIN and the Department of Community Health (DCH) will offer a series of eight webinars in 2021 beginning in January and all are listed in the January 2021 GaHIN Newsletter.

Colorado Regional Health Information Exchange (CORHIO)

CORHIO200CORHIO (@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.

CORHIO and Health Current Merger Progress Update – In late September 2020, CORHIO and Health Current announced that both organizations entered formal discussions to strategically align their organizations to better serve the healthcare data needs in Colorado and Arizona, while preparing for future consolidation in the health information exchange (HIE) landscape. The vision behind joining of CORHIO and Health Current is to form a new regional organization has the potential to create the largest health data utility in the West.

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 New Service – Care Coordinator IDs – MiHIN is happy to announce a new service to help make electronic health information solutions more accessible to care coordinators in Michigan.

Texas – Healthcare Access San Antonio (HASA)

TX-hasa_twitterHealthcare Access San Antonio (@HASA_TX) offers value-based, patient-centered information services intended to improve the health status of individuals and the communities it serves. HASA brings together healthcare providers from larger health systems to single physician practices-to enable the secure exchange of health information throughout Central Texas, ensuring that providers have this information securely at their fingertips when and where they need it.

Aspen Physician Network and HASA HIE Launching a Clinically Integrated Network – HASA and Aspen Physician Network, an independent specialty physician group in Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas, have announced that HASA will be the technology foundation for a new clinically integrated network (CIN), which will reduce costs, increase efficiencies, and improve the quality of care for Aspen Physician Network’s patients.

Indiana Health Information Exchange (IHIE)

IHIE-200Indiana 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.

A 2021 Letter from the CEO – Don’t miss this letter written to the IHIE community from John P. Kansky, President and CEO Indiana Health Information Exchange.

Los Angeles Network for Enhanced Services

LANES (@LANES_HIE) is an independent, non-profit organization developing a health information exchange (HIE) for all hospitals, clinics, and health plans that provide care to L.A. County residents. LANES seeks to make patients health information available safely and securely, when and where it is needed to enable better clinical care and care coordination.

Pandemic spotlights utility of LANES HIE contributions to population health and reduced costs – Built upon a solid technology infrastructure, LANES is making giant leaps in 2021 to streamline healthcare delivery across L.A. County’s care continuum. We see a path toward a better future, made possible thanks to state and federal government involvement to propel interoperability. Widespread use of HIE technology is proven to contain cost while improving care quality.

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.

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.

The Iowa Health Information Network (IHIN)

The Iowa Health Information Network is the official statewide health information exchange (HIE) in the state of Iowa. IHIN aims to improve care, increase security, promote cost savings, streamline treatment and reduce medical errors through the secure exchange of electronic health information.

Iowa Health Information Network (IHIN) and Nebraska Health Information Initiative (NEHII) Announce Partnership, Creating a Regional Health Data Utility for the Midwest – The Boards of Directors of both the Nebraska Health Information Initiative (NEHII) and the Iowa Health Information Network (IHIN) have approved forming a strategic partnership between the two non-profit organizations. In November, the entities announced plans to move forward with the due diligence process which was recently completed by both boards.

HIE Organizations Upcoming Events


WISHIN HIE Summit 2020 (@WISHIN_Pulse)
What: WISHIN HIE Summit
When: March 10, 2021
Where: Virtual Summit

Connecting Michigan for Health and More (@MiHIN)
What: Connecting Michigan for Health and More
When: March 23, April 8, June 24, October 12, November 9. 2021
Where: Series of Virtual Events

UHIN Provider Education Summit 2021
What: PES 2021
When: August 19, 23, 24 and 26
Where: Layton, Provo, Salt Lake City, St. George


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