State HIE News and Updates 10-11-19
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.
North Carolina Health Information Exchange Authority (NC HIEA)
In 2015 the General Assembly of North Carolina established a state-managed Health Information Exchange Authority (NC HIEA) to oversee and administer the NC Health Information Exchange Network. The NC HIEA is housed within the NC Department of Information Technology’s (DIT) Government Data Analytics Center (GDAC). The NC HIEA operates North Carolina’s state-designated health information exchange, NC HealthConnex, a secure, standardized electronic system in which providers can share important patient health information. The use of this system promotes the access, exchange and analysis of health information.
NC HIEA Wins National Award – The North Carolina Health Information Exchange Authority was awarded the 2019 Strategic Health Information Exchange Collaborative (SHIEC) Community Partnership Achievement Award on Tuesday, August 20, at the fifth Annual SHIEC Conference in National Harbor, Maryland.
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.
9th Annual Stakeholders Meeting
Have you marked your calendar for the 9th Annual Stakeholders Meeting coming up on Nov. 13th? We are going to kick the evening off with a networking and cocktail hour! What better way to both make new contacts and develop existing connections? #HIE https://t.co/oGedq3acso pic.twitter.com/RQC76vIoKb
— healtheConnect Alaska (@akehealth) October 4, 2019
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 is Hiring
Health Current, Arizona’s health information exchange (HIE) is hiring. We are looking for a Business Development Coordinator & Sr. Data Analyst. Join our dynamic team.https://t.co/YBBY5NBDgw#HIE, #recruitment #resume pic.twitter.com/UuYUCeK4Hm
— AZHealthCurrent (@AZHealthCurrent) October 9, 2019
Maine – HealthInfoNet
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.
HealthInfoNet is Hiring
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— HealthInfoNet (@hinfonet) October 10, 2019
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.
HSX Update: New Reach, Staff, and Offices – HSX adds participation, expertise, facilities, and more in the latest update.
Wisconsin Statewide Health Information Network (WISHIN)
In 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.
September Edition of WISHIN Connections
The September edition of @WISHIN_Pulse Connections(https://t.co/yA3G6NuYKk) featuring the 2020 WISHIN HIE Summit – Eyes on the Horizon is here. #WISHINworks #HIE #healthinformation #clinicaldata #Interoperability pic.twitter.com/ihUjWBM273
— WISHIN (@WISHIN_Pulse) October 3, 2019
Colorado Regional Health Information Exchange (CORHIO)
CORHIO (@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.
Examining How Health Information Exchange Can Help in a Colorado Emergency – CORHIO recently completed an analysis for the North Central Region Healthcare Coalition, evaluating hospital evacuations, deploying ambulances to safely transport patients, and how HIE could help.
Utah Health Information Network (UHIN)
UHIN (@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 Announces Resignation of CEO and President, Teresa Rivera – UHIN recently announced that Teresa Rivera has stepped down from her role as Chief Executive Officer. The UHIN Board of Directors has appointed Brian Chin, formerly UHIN’s Chief Financial Officer, as Interim CEO until a replacement chief executive is appointed.
Kansas Health Information Network (KHIN)
KHIN (@khininfo) capitalizes on the unique strengths that local communities and regions bring to the HIE and ensure that individual regions or communities have the decision-making authority to address local or regional health-care initiatives.
KHIN and MinuteClinic Nationwide Data Connection – The Kansas Health Information Network and its subsidiary KAMMCO Health Solutions (KHS) announced they have completed a secure electronic connection allowing the seamless sharing of data between MinuteClinic, a CVS Health company, and the KHIN/KHS network. The KHIN/KHS network connects over 6,900 health care organizations across the nation with health information exchanges in Connecticut, Georgia, Kansas, Louisiana, Missouri, New Jersey and South Carolina. The exchanges are supported by the respective state medical societies.
Indiana Health Information Exchange (IHIE)
Indiana 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.
Case Study Shows CareWeb Search Works
Dr. Donald Trainor at HealthNet says that IHIE’s product, CareWeb search, is a game-changer! Check out this case study to see why. https://t.co/dv6jp0UoxX
— Indiana HIE (@IndianaHIE) September 26, 2019
HIE Organizations Upcoming Events
Great Lakes Health Connect Summit Series (@GLHC_HIE)
What: 2019 Summit Series: Breaking Down Barriers – Connecting Cultures of Healthcare
When: September 27, October 23, & November 14, 2019
Where: Various Locations
We are excited to announce @Lygeia, @joyclee, @ReginaHolliday, Robert Gordon of @MichiganHHS, @ePatientDave, and @DrKhaldun
as Keynote Speakers for the GLHC 2019 Summit Series!: https://t.co/dcLDVAaMaO #GLHCSummit19 #HIT #HIE #EHR pic.twitter.com/pVMq7iSNow
— GLHC_HIE (@GLHC_HIE) June 12, 2019
2019 MHC Annual Connection(@WISHIN_Pulse)
What: 2019 MHC Annual Connection “Putting Data into Action”
When: Wednesday, October 30, 2019
Where: Columbia, MO
— MO Health Connection (@HealthConnectMO) October 10, 2019
WISHIN’s HIE Summit 2020 (@WISHIN_Pulse)
What: Eyes on the Horizon WISHIN HIE Summit 2020
When: January 29, 2020
Where: Glacier Canyon Conference Center in Wisconsin Dells, WI
- We have moved our ONC news and updates to What’s Happening at the ONC series posts on alternate Fridays.
- Find more news and updates about the latest in interoperability, personal health records, digital records and more in our HIE Rundown series posts on alternate Fridays.
Consult our Events Calendar for a schedule of upcoming health IT events and webinars.