State HIE News and Updates 4-25-16

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.

OH-CliniSync-200Ohio – CliniSync
CliniSync (@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. Their April Newsletter is reporting, the Ohio Health Information Technology Day will be April 27. This is the day when legislators get updates about Health Information Technology in Ohio and will take place in downtown Columbus at the Statehouse Atrium and in Cleveland at the HIMSS Innovation Center. This year’s theme will be Opioid Addiction Rx Reporting System – Ohio HB 341 & $1.5 Million Funding. Learn about the changes in OARRS and the PMP Gateway funding in the Ohio Budget. Register and view the agenda.

Greater Houston Healthconnect (Healthconnect)
Healthconnect (@HealthconnectTX), the HIE serving Southeast Texas, has received full accreditation from the Texas Health Information Exchange Accreditation Program (TX-HIEAP), achieving one of the highest levels of accreditation possible for the exchange of electronic health records.

Healthcare Access San Antonio (HASA)
HASA (@HASA_TX), the HIE serving South/Central Texas, 22 counties including Baxtar, is reporting these numbers for April of 2016 regarding their exchange.

GLHC twitterMichigan – Great Lakes Health Connect (GLHC)
The purpose of advanced care planning is to guarantee that patients’ wishes will all be met if a situation arises where they cannot make their own decisions. Making Choices Michigan (MCM) and Spectrum Health’s Next Steps program have teamed up with GLHC (@GHLC_HIE) and in turn have expanded the number of patient care documents and advanced directives in its health information exchange registry.

Career Opportunities – GLHC is one of the largest and most successful Health Information Exchanges in the country and is growing rapidly. The following opportunities are available, Implementation Consultant in the Flint Community and Integration Analyst in Grand Rapids. [tweet_dis excerpt=”Now Hiring @GLHC_HIE in Flint and Grand Rapids #HealthIT #HIE”]Tweet this.[/tweet_dis]

2016 Summit Series – Register today for these FREE events hosted by GLHC. Join healthcare thought leaders, medical practice staff, population health advocates, healthcare providers, and HIT professionals gathering to network and educate themselves about the value of health information exchange.

  • The Capital Area Summit on May 2nd at the Radisson Hotel in Lansing, MI.  Hear Keynote Speaker, Brian Ahier (@ahier), a national expert on health information technology with a focus on health data exchange.
  • The West Michigan Summit on Tuesday, August 16, Grand Rapids, MI at the Prince Conference Center at Calvin College.
  • Detroit Area Summit on Tuesday, August 23, Dearborn MO at the Ford Conference and Events Center.

CORHIO200Colorado Regional Health Information Exchange (CORHIO)
@CORHIO celebrates its five year anniversary this month. To date CORHIO has 53 hospitals and more than 4,000 provider participants connected to the HIE. Additionally, hospitals and other health information exchanges across state lines in Kansas, New Mexico, and Wyoming have increased CORHIO’s network. Quality Health Network, the HIE on Colorado’s western slope, is also working with CORHIO toward full data exchange.

MassHIwayMassachusetts – The Mass HIway
Community Health Centers (CHCs) serve as primary care providers, social support agencies and economic engines transforming their communities, one patient at a time. To help CHCs prepare for and successfully connect to the state’s HIE, The Massachusetts Health Information Highway, (#MassHIway), The Massachusetts League of Community Health Centers (@massleague) with a CHC HIE Collaborative selected eMedApps (@emedapps), a healthcare IT interoperability consulting company specializing in EHR and HIE integration, as the lead vendor for developing CHC HIE connectivity.