State HIE News and Updates 9-14-21

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.

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.

California Appoints Health and Human Services Stakeholder Advisory Group – Secretary Ghaly announced the members of the Stakeholder Advisory Group that will guide the development of the new Health and Human Services Data Exchange Framework, per AB 133. Manifest MedEx CEO and founder Claudia Williams has been appointed to this group of diverse healthcare leaders from across California, bringing on-the-ground experience in the state’s data exchange efforts, along with a deep background in health information policy.

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.

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.

Delaware Health Information Network Joins New Collaborative to Help Keep Kids in School – Nemours Children’s Health, Colonial School District, Delaware Health Information Network, and The Data Service Center are excited to announce a new collaborative project to share school attendance data with primary care providers across the state. This collaboration, Data Access for Student Health (D.A.S.H.), is the first of its kind in the region, and one of just two such projects in the country.

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.

Colorado and Arizona – Contexture

Contexture  (@ContextureHIT) is two visionary, innovating leaders in health information exchange (HIE): CORHIO and Health Current. Together we advance individual and community health and wellness through the delivery of actionable information and analysis.

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.

Healthix: July/August Newsletter – Healthix (@healthix) COVID Vaccination Reports, NCQA Program, Post-Pandemic SHIN-NY Waiver Policies and more being reported in the latest Healthix Newsletter.

RHIO: Ciitizen to Launch Cures Gateway Enabling Health Information Exchanges to Effortlessly Comply with 21st Century Cures Act Information Blocking Rule – Rochester RHIO (@RochesterRHIO) is the first HIE in the Ciitizen network to benefit from simplified process for sharing clinical data with patients and their apps.

HIE Organizations Upcoming Events


Connecting Michigan for Health and More (@MiHIN)

What: Connecting Michigan for Health and More
When: October 12 and November 9. 2021
Where: Series of Virtual Events
Register now.


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