State HIE News and Updates 3-16-18

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.

SHIEC Launches New Website

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.

Delivering health information for Blue Shield of California participants – Manifest MedEx is pleased to be part of a new commitment to quickly expand health information sharing across the state. Blue Shield of California announced in early March 2018 that it will start requiring its providers to participate in the nonprofit MX network, including substantial support for its accountable care organization (ACO) participants.

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.

New Job Postings at Health Current

Health Share Exchange of Southeastern Pennsylvania (HSX)

HealthShare 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.

Congratulations HSX Participant, Kressly Pediatrics:

Ohio – CliniSync

OH-CliniSync-200CliniSync (@CliniSync) is a nonprofit, independent, private organization originally funded from HITECH and the ONC. The Ohio Health Information Partnership assisted providers in EHR adoption and the infrastructure for statewide HIE. It was named CliniSync, which signifies Clinical data synchronization.

CliniSync is Hiring – CliniSync continues to expand and is currently in search of candidates to apply for the position of CliniSync Account Manager.


Wisconsin Statewide Health Information Network (WISHIN)

wi-shin-twitterIn October 2010 Wisconsin officially announced its intention to designate WISHIN (@WISHIN_Pulse), a not-for-profit organization formed by the Wisconsin Hospital Association, Wisconsin Medical Society, Wisconsin Collaborative for Healthcare Quality, and Wisconsin Health Information Organization, as the State-designated entity to govern statewide HIE. DE on October 25, 2010. WISHIN is responsible for implementing Wisconsin’s Strategic and Operational Plan. The plan requires multi-stakeholder collaboration and emphasizes ongoing development of government and policy structures.

February Edition of WISHIN’s Newsletter, Connections – According to the February Edition of Connections, WISHIN reached a new milestone. The WISHIN Pulse community health record now has 10,000 authorized users accessing the network! Also in the newsletter, Independent Care Health Plan (iCare), a managed-care organization providing insurance benefits to low-income Wisconsin residents and people with disabilities, became the first payer organization to sign an amendment with WISHIN to access the WISHIN Pulse community health record under WISHIN’s newly approved payer-access case.

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.

DHIN Partners with MEDfx in Building a Next-Generation HIE for the First State – Leveraging the latest advancements in health information technology, Delaware Health Information Network has partnered with MEDfx to provide a more robust collection of resources to care providers, patients and their families throughout the state of Delaware and beyond.

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 Surpasses One Million Consenting Patients

Georgia Health Information Network (GaHIN)

GA_DCH_Branding_JW4Georgia 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.

Denise Hines, Executive Director of GaHIN at HIMSS18:

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.

Division of Youth Services Utilizes CORHIO to Fill Information Gaps – The State of Colorado Division of Youth Services and their 10 medical clinics are undergoing a multi-layered initiative to improve the care they provide for at-risk youth and has turned to CORHIO to complete an important piece of the puzzle. In addition to adopting health information exchange, they are also adopting an advanced electronic health record system, integrating physical and behavioral health, and seeking new accreditations. “The division is really working hard to use the taxpayers’ money wisely and provide excellence in care,” says Peggy Baikie, Medical Operations Coordinator.

Michigan – Great Lakes Health Connect (GLHC)

GLHC twitterGreat 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.

Virtual Update Meetings & Doug Dietzman’s Letter to ONC – In order to better communicate what is new and developing, Great Lakes Health Connect offers two (2) half-hour update meetings per quarter. These Virtual Update Meetings provide a timely and focused forum to share information across the state with deployment and business leads as well as strategic partners. Also, be sure to read GLHC comments on U.S. DHHS Trusted Exchange Framework and Common Agreement.

Rhode Island – CurrentCare

RI-CurrentCare-200CurrentCare (@CurrentCare), Rhode Island’s health information exchange system, is a safe, reliable, and efficient electronic network that gives medical professionals access to their patient’s health information. CurrentCare is a free service developed by the RI healthcare community that creates a centralized electronic health record for enrolled patients.

InterSystems and Rhode Island Quality Institute Deliver Designee Alerts for Patient Empowerment – InterSystems, a global leader in information technology platforms for health, business, and government applications, announced a new functionality from Rhode Island Quality Institute (RIQI), a nonprofit collaboration of healthcare leaders, that enables the delivery of Designee Alerts to all residents across the state of Rhode Island. The first-of-its-kind technology alerts healthcare proxies, or “designees,” of their loved one’s medical events to improve communications, reduce care gaps and streamline the medical decision making process. Every hospital in Rhode Island is connected by CurrentCare based on InterSystems HealthShare® platform.

Vermont Information Technology Leaders (VITL)

VITL-twitterVITL (@VITLVT) is the nonprofit organization that advances health care reform efforts in Vermont through the use of health information technology, and is the legislatively designated operator of the state’s Vermont Health Information Exchange (VHIE).

VITL Announces Leadership Team Changes – The Board of Directors of Vermont Information Technology Leaders, Inc. announces that Michael K. Smith will become Interim President and Chief Executive Officer of VITL on February 20, 2018, following the end-of-year retirement of John Evans, who lead VITL for 5 years and helped create Vermont’s health information highway through VITL’s online patient medical records portal known as VITL Access.

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.

Bi-Monthly Newsletter – Keep up-to-date on all the latest in security, training, standards, the community and much more in this edition of UHIN’s bi-monthly newsletter! If you have a comment or if there is a topic you would like to see covered in an upcoming issue, email UHIN at

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 2017 Performance Report Highlights – Each year, the Indiana Health Information Exchange sets company goals to ensure that they are continuing to serve their customers in the best way possible. Here are highlights from the report.

HIE Organizations Upcoming Events


UHIN 2018 Provider Education Summit (@UHIN_HIE)
What2018 Provider Education Summit 
When: March 21, 27, 28, April 11, 2018
Where: Salt Lake City, Ogden, Provo and St. George

2018 State Healthcare IT Connect Summit (@HealthITCONNECT)
What9th Annual State Healthcare IT Connect Summit 
When: April 5-6, 2018
Where: Hilton Hotel Baltimore, MD


Consult our Events Calendar for  a schedule of upcoming health IT events and webinars.