State HIE News and Updates 5-26-20

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.

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.

LANES Achieves HITRUST CSF Certification to Manage Risk, Optimize Security and Meet Compliance Requirements – LANES announced its regionally-based health information exchange (HIE) platform has achieved HITRUST Validated Assessment with Certification in conformance with the CSF 9.2. The significant accreditation aligns with the mission of LANES to develop a comprehensive security and privacy program safeguarding the exchange of protected health information (PHI) accessible to its healthcare ecosystem participants across LA County.

LANES Provides Critical Data Sharing During COVID-19 Public Health Crisis – LANES is working actively with California state and local public health organizations, health systems, hospitals and community clinics to respond to the global COVID-19 pandemic response efforts.

Idaho Health Data Exchange (IDHE)
The Idaho Health Data Exchange (@idahohde) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) company. IDHE began in 2008 and is Idaho created, based, and managed. IHDE is a HIE and enables doctors, nurses, labs, and other medical providers to securely access their patient’s electronic health information quickly, 24/7/365, to improve the speed, quality, safety, and cost of patient care.

Idaho Health Data Exchange Partners with 4medica to Eliminate Duplicate Patient Records – IHDE is on the fast track to improve its ability to match patients records that come from different healthcare delivery settings. The IHDE announced its partnership with 4medica® to implement and operate a powerful end-to-end cloud-based enterprise master patient index (eMPI) solution and sophisticated master data clean-up service to improve the health and lives of its patients statewide.

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.

New Board Member – Teri Schmitt is the newest member of the SacValley MedShare Board of Directors. Teri replaces the seat previously held by Louis Ward and represents both Mountain Valleys Health Centers (MVHC) and the 299 Collaborative.

HealtHIE Nevada

HealtHIE Nevada (@HealtHIENevada) is a private, nonprofit, community-based HIE dedicated to connecting healthcare organizations by managing real time, secure, and accurate exchange of clinical information. HealtHIE Nevada operates throughout the entire state, and is the only HIE open and available to the entire Nevada healthcare community.

COVID-19 Access to Your Patients’ Medical Records – To save lives and reduce the spread of COVID-19, HealtHIE Nevada is offering free access to our HealtHIE Chart provider portal which contains comprehensive medical records on nearly every Nevadan.

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 Releases Two New COVID-19 Alert Enhancements: Dynamic Alerts & Batch Alerts via Secure File Transfer Protocol – In an effort to support the Arizona healthcare community’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Health Current launched COVID-19 Alerts, real-time alerts on all COVID-19 lab results received by the Health Information Exchange (HIE). The community response has been positive, and interest strong with approximately 135 Participants receiving COVID-19 Alerts and support to date.

Delaware Health Information Network (DHIN)

DHIN-twitterDelaware Health Information Network’s (@DHIN_HIE) roots reach back to 1997 when the Delaware General Assembly enacted the organization as a public/private partnership. The objective was, and remains today, to advance the creation of a statewide health information network that addresses the state’s needs for timely, reliable and relevant health care information. In 2007, DHIN “went live” – meaning it became the first operational statewide health information exchange in the nation.

Governor Carney Announces Statewide Contact Tracing Program for COVID-19 – The Delaware Department of Technology and Information will work with NORC’s technology partner, Enovational, and the Delaware Health Information Network to build a technology platform that allows the Division of Public Health to efficiently share data with contact tracers.

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.

HEALTHeLINK Announces 2020-2021 Board of Directors – HEALTHeLINK (@healthelink) recently appointed its 2020-2021 board of directors including naming Anthony Billittier, MD, FACEP, executive vice president & chief medical officer at Independent Health, as chair. Dr. Billittier has been involved with Western New York’s clinical information exchange since 2006.

Healthix May 2020 Newsletter: COVID-19 Alerts Use Case, Telehealth, JAMA Article and More – VillageCare, joins the pantheon of healthcare heroes who have stepped up efforts to care for coronavirus patients using the COVID-16 Alerts. SHIN-NY data key to COVID-19 treatment study published in JAMA, New Participants join Healthix and More.

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.

Colorado Providers Now Have Access to Medical Images via Health Information Exchange – CORHIO announced an important milestone with Health Images. The two companies have partnered to facilitate the exchange of medical images between healthcare providers, regardless of health system or electronic health record system. This marks the first time an imaging center has made images available in the CORHIO HIE.

Utah Health Information Network (UHIN)

UT-UHIN-200UHIN (@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.

UHIN Annual Forum: Virtual AMA – The UHIN Annual Forum is a virtual half-day event for Utah’s healthcare leaders. Format will be virtual panel / AMA (ask me anything). Happening Wednesday, May 27, 2020 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM MDT.

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.

Indiana Health Information Exchange uses health data during COVID-19 outbreak – Improving health and healthcare through electronic information exchange is our sole purpose. During a health crisis, more than ever, we are steadfast in our commitment of improving the speed and accessibility of life-saving health data. As Indiana’s statewide Health Information Exchange, our diligence has only increased as we coordinate with the Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH), Regenstrief Institute, and healthcare providers in every corner to ensure we do all we can together to stop the spread of COVID-19.

Quality Health Network (QHN)

Quality Health Network is a not-for-profit community partnership, established in 2004 to support the adoption of health information technology, provide health information exchange services and promote innovative uses of electronic health information for improved healthcare outcomes. QHN’s uniquely connected technology allows its network to not just exchange information, but enhance care coordination, and support the data needs of high value applications.

Meet Dr. Katie Price – QHN’s newest board member is Dr. Katie Price. Dr. Katie Price is a board-certified pediatrician at Western Colorado Pediatric Associates, a division of Primary Care Partners. She also works part-time with the Primary Care Partners IT department as a “physician champion.”

South Dakota Health Link

sd-healthlink-logoSouth Dakota Health Link (@SDHealthLink) connects hospitals, federally qualified health centers, primary care providers, specialists, labs and pharmacies as well as public health and other state agencies. It’s a one-of-a-kind network that allows secure consultations and the sharing of test results with other providers for better patient outcomes. Health Link is provided by the South Dakota Department of Health and guided by an active advisory council working toward a common goal: Foster the sharing of information through a secure platform to improve the quality, safety and efficiency of care provided to all citizens.

Real-Time Visit Alerts for COVID–19 Populations – South Dakota Health Link’s Event Notification service (Notify) enables medical personnel to receive real-time alerts when a patient has a healthcare encounter. Notify is included at no additional cost with the Point of Care membership. During this COVID 19 pandemic, providers using Notify have the ability to receive real-time notifications for COVID-19 or high-risk patients when they receive care across the SDHL network.

HIE Organizations Upcoming Events

2020 SHIEC Annual Conference (@SHIEClive)
What: 2020 SHIEC Annual Conference
When: August 16 – 19, 2020
Where: San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter in San Antonio, Texas

Connecting Michigan for Health Conference (@MiHIN)
What: Connecting Michigan for Health Conference
When: POSTPONED Until 2021
Where: Lansing Center, Lansing, Michigan


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