State HIE News and Updates 3-01-19

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

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.

Health Information Exchange Eases Provider Communication – Read Executive Director Laura Young’s explanation of why health information exchange is signaling the demise of the fax machine in healthcare — and why that’s a good thing

healtheConnect Alaska is Hiring!

Connecticut – CTHealthLink

CTHealthLink (@CTHealthLink) is a physician-led health information network delivered in partnership with the Connecticut State Medical Society (CSMS) offering a suite of health information technology tools to help health professionals across the state of Connecticut CONNECT. ANALYZE. ENGAGE. and TRANSFORM. the healthcare industry.

Equip for MIPS – CTHealthLink is committed to helping physicians participate in MIPS, and encourages providers to visit to learn more to determine provider eligibility status, identify and review quality measures, identify Clinical Improvement Activities, review Promoting Interoperability scores, and select a measure submission method. Read more about this and other CTHealthLink updates in their February Newsletter.

Arizona – Health Current

Health Current (@AZHealthCurrent), is a partner that gives providers the information they need to make better clinical decisions and keep people healthy. The HIE believes more complete information is more meaningful. It makes healthcare transformation possible. And Health Current is central to this progress, integrating information technology and care delivery to improve the health and wellbeing of individuals and communities.

Health Current has openings for a Chief Business Dev. Officer, Director Client Services, Director Marketing along with several Manager level positions.

Maine – HealthInfoNet

HealthInfoNet (@hinfonet) is a Maine-based, independent nonprofit designated by the State of Maine to operate Maine’s statewide health information exchange. The HIE links medical information from separate health care sites to create a single electronic patient health record. This record is accessible to a patient’s authorized health care providers to support treatment. HealthInfoNet provides a secure, standardized electronic system where health care providers can share important patient information, giving them the tools they need to make more informed treatment decisions, especially in an emergency.

HealthInfoNet’s notifications tool is used to monitor ER and hospital patients and ensure they’re healthy and safe.

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.

HSX partners with MANNA, a provider of medically tailored nutrition services, in a partnership that basically treats food as medicine.

Michigan Health Information Network Shared Services (MiHIN)

MI-MiHIN-200The 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.

Early Bird Registration Now Open for Annual Health Information Technology Conference – MiHIN will host Connecting Michigan for Health Conference kicking off with a Connectathon on May 30 and May 31, 2019, at the MotorCity Casino Hotel in Detroit, Michigan and continuing on June 3, 4 and 5 for the Legal Summit and our flagship conference, Connecting Michigan for Health at the Lansing Center in Lansing, Michigan. Early bird registration is now open for individuals looking to secure the best rate for the series of events.

Velatura Demonstrates New Product Interoperability Land™ at 2019 HIMSS Global Conference Interoperability Showcase – Velatura, a Michigan Health Information Network Shared Services subsidiary, demonstrated Interoperability Land during the 2019 HIMSS Global Conference during the Interoperability Showcase. Interoperability Land is a collaborative, digital data visualization environment where developer’s intellectual property is honored and secure within a trusted framework while utilizing open source collaboration.

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.

New GaHIN Board Chair, Dr. Dominic Mack, Has Big Plans for the Organization – In 2018, the GaHIN Board of Directors elected Dominic H. Mack, MD, MBA, as its new Chairman. Dr. Mack has a long and distinguished record of support for broadening access to health technology and has served on GaHIN’s Board since its inception. Read more about this and other news in the February edition of GaHIN News.

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.

Delta Dental and CORHIO Partner to Identify Opportunities to Improve Oral Health – Delta Dental of Colorado and CORHIO are both tenants of the healthcare industry integrator space in Denver’s River North district. An informal meeting in the fall of 2018 turned into a full-fledged plan to tackle one of the more persistent problems in oral health care: people getting oral health care in emergency room settings when they should be getting regular preventive care in a dental setting. By using CORHIO’s data services and health information exchange technology to analyze clinical and claims data for a certain segment of Delta Dental’s membership, the partners are attempting to identify opportunities to identify proactive care.

Speeding Up the Death Certificate Process – To assist coroner’s officers with their cause of death and identification investigations, the CORHIO Board of Directors recently approved language to include Coroners and Medical Examiners (non-HIPAA covered entities) in HIE Governing Principles and Policies. This means coroners and medical examiners can now access patient data in the Community Health Record.

Michigan – Great Lakes Health Connect (GLHC)

Great Lakes Health Connect (@GLHC_HIE) is one of the largest and most successful Health Information Exchanges in the country and is growing rapidly. GLHC is committed to creating care-connected communities across Michigan. Their vision is to enhance patient experience, improve health outcomes, and reduce costs across the continuum of care.

#HIMSS19 Buzzword of the Year – The Results Are In! – Brian Mack, Manager, Marketing and Communications at GLHC, reports the results of GLHC’s #HIMSS19 Buzzword of the Year.


Missouri – Missouri Health Connect (MHC)

MO-HC_twitterMissouri Health Connect (@HealthConnectMO), a non‐profit organization, is the state‐designated HIE organization that provides a secure and private electronic platform for sharing health information.

MHC Welcomes Seasoned Health Care Professionals – Missouri Health Connection is proud to introduce its newly elected Directors to MHC’s governing board. Karen Johnson, Mike Paasch and Dr. Keith Woeltje were each selected for their respective industry expertise in health plan data analytics and health information technology management respectively.


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.

Happy birthday, IHIE!


HIE Organizations Upcoming Events


2019 Connecting Michigan for Health Annual Conference (@MiHIN)
What2019 Connecting Michigan for Health Conference 
When: June 3-5, 2019
Where: Lansing Center in Lansing, Michigan

WISHIN’s Fourth Annual Wisconsin HIE Summit (@WISHIN_Pulse)
What: Save the Date! 
When: Wednesday, November 6, 2019
Where: Glacier Canyon Lodge in Wisconsin Dells, WI



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