State HIE News and Updates 3-30-21

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.

Peer-Reviewed Research from Diameter Health and KONZA Demonstrates Value of Health Information Exchange (HIE) Data for Quality Reporting

Diameter Health, the standard for health data optimization, and KONZA, a nationwide health information network, announced the publishing of a ground-breaking research study that provides evidence that calculating clinical quality measures using enriched, health data within a health information exchange (HIE) improves the accuracy of the quality scores.

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.

Multiple Data Sources Go Live – SacValley MedShare has brought live multiple new data sources that are contributing data to the exchange. These sites are also querying for data at the point of care!

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.

HealthShare Exchange Names Steven R. Carson and Bob O’Connor to Board of Trustees – HSX announced two new members of its Board of Trustees. Steven R. Carson, Senior Vice President for Population Health for Temple University Health System and President and CEO of the Temple Center for Population Health, and Bob O’Connor, Vice President, Chief Medicare Officer and Regional Coach for Aetna, a CVS Health company, have joined the HSX governance team that coordinates and oversees the direction of HSX’s programs and platform.

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.

The Link Newsletter March 2021 – HEALTHeLINK’s (@healthelink) quarterly newsletter reports the latest news including expanding COVID-19 immunization information using recent ONC funding, top 10 ways to maximize HEALTHeLINK, 2020 Report and more.

Healthix and Collective Medical – Closing Communication Gaps for Mentally Ill Patients – Please join Healthix (@healthix) and Collective Medical on April 27th @ Time to Be Announced for a webinar on how to close communication gaps for these patients who are all too often lost to care.

CEO retiring from Rochester RHIO (@RochesterRHIO) – Jill Eisenstein, president and CEO of Rochester RHIO, announced her plans to retire at the end of August. A national search is underway for her successor.

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 March 2021 Issue – The latest news from GaHIN including ONC Star HIE Grant update, New GaHIN technology platform and more.

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.

IHIE is Hiring!

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.

Arroyo Vista Family Health Center Improves Holistic Case Management For Underserved Population Using LANES HIE – LANES announced Arroyo Vista Family Health Center is leveraging its community health data from local hospitals, ambulatory sites and behavioral health centers.

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.

Coming Soon Idaho’s Prescription Drug Monitoring Program

HIE Organizations Upcoming Events


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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