State HIE News and Updates 6-23-17

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.


HealthInfoNet (@hinfonet) is a Maine-based, independent nonprofit designated by the State of Maine to operate Maine’s statewide health information exchange. The HIE links medical information from separate health care sites to create a single electronic patient health record. This record is accessible to a patient’s authorized health care providers to support treatment. HealthInfoNet provides a secure, standardized electronic system where health care providers can share important patient information, giving them the tools they need to make more informed treatment decisions, especially in an emergency.

Celebrating 11 Years as Maine’s Statewide Health Information Exchange – This month HealthInfoNet celebrates 11 years as Maine’s Statewide Health Information Exchange. Starting as a two-year demonstration project connecting 15 Maine hospitals and one multi-site primary care practice, HealthInfoNet is now one of the most comprehensive Health Information Exchange’s in the country. [tweet_dis excerpt=”Congrats @hinfonet celebrating 11 Years as Maine’s Statewide #HIE”]Tweet This[/tweet_dis]

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.

PHIX Announces New Executive Director – The PHIX Board of Directors recently announced the appointment of Emily Hartmann as the Executive Director. Hartmann most recently served as Deputy Director of PHIX. As Deputy Director, she managed the onboarding of new partners to the health information exchange and led initiatives to safeguard the privacy and security of health data.

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.

2nd Annual Wisconsin HIE Summit – Be a part of the planning for WISHIN’s Second HIE Summit. What would you like to learn at this year’s summit? Take a few minutes to fill out their survey and possibly even get in contact with organizers to share your input.

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 Connects June Newsletter – CliniSync has a lot to report in their June Newsletter. The Community Health Record just got an upgrade, a recent case study showed CliniSync’s Notify solution increased income and provided better patient care, new practices were welcomed and a series of online webinars update members on quality reporting.

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.

GLHC Summit Series

NY-SHINY-200New York -Statewide Health Information Network for New York (SHIN-NY)

The 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.

Accumedic and Healthix Announce Partnership and Plans for Upcoming Hub Models – – Accumedic Computer Systems, Inc., provider of intelligent EMR/EHR solutions, announced their strategic partnership with Healthix (@healthix) for improved health information exchange integration in the New York area. For more of the latest news from Healthix, the largest public HIE in the nation, serving the most comprehensive range of organizations in New York, read the rest of their June Newsletter.

Michigan Health Information Network Shared Services (MiHIN)

MI-MiHIN-200The Michigan Health Information Network Shared Services (@MiHIN) is Michigan’s initiative to continuously improve health care quality, efficiency, and patient safety by promoting secure, electronic exchange of health information through the MiHIN Health Information Services Cloud (HISC). MiHIN represents a growing network of public and private organizations working to overcome data sharing barriers, reduce costs, and ultimately advance the health of Michigan’s population.

Connecting Michigan for Health Conference – MiHIN played a big role in this year’s Connecting Michigan for Health Conference with speakers, exhibitor’s booths, giveaways, interactive boards and engagement through social media. Use #CM4H17 or visit @MiHIN for a recap of the event.

Utah Health Information Network (UHIN)

UT-UHIN-200UHIN (#UHIN) 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 Adds Four New LTPAC Community Data Sources – UHIN recently announced the addition of four new data sources to the cHIE. These new data sources include some of their LTPAC community (Home Health and Skilled Nursing Facilities)! Now providing valuable information to the clinical Health Information Exchange are: Provo Allergy and Asthma Clinic, and LTPAC providers: Horizon Home Health and Hospice, Dignity Home Health and Hospice, and Mt. Ogden Health and Rehabilitation Center.

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 is among 2017 “Top Workplaces” – The Indiana Health Information Exchange has been awarded a 2017 Top Workplaces honor by The Indianapolis Star just weeks after being named to Modern Healthcare’s Best Places to Work in Healthcare list for the third consecutive year. [tweet_dis excerpt=”Congrats @IndianaHIE named 2017 #bestplacetowork by @indystar 3rd consec. year!”]Tweet This[/tweet_dis]

HIE Organizations Upcoming Events


Great Lakes Health Connect Events
What: GLHC 2017 Summit Series
When: various dates from May 10 – October 4
Where: various locations

South Dakota Health Link Events
WhatSouth Dakota Health Link Roadshow 2017
When: various dates from June 13 – June 28
Where: various locations
WhatSouth Dakota Health Link’s 4th Annual Fall Forum
When: October 12, 2017
Where: Sioux Falls, SD

Health Current Event
What: 10th Annual Health Current Summit & Trade Show
When: Monday, October 30 – Tuesday, October 31, 2017
Where: Renaissance Phoenix/Glendale Resort & Spa, Glendale, AZ

WISHIN Event – Save the Date
What: 2nd Annual Wisconsin HIE Summit
When: Thursday, November 9, 2017
Where: TBD