State HIE News and Updates 9-22-17
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.
A Tale of Two Storms – Transformation of the e-Health Ecosystem between Katrina and Harvey
According to an article by Waterloo Research and Consulting the current use of e-health tools and services within the health care industry – including the adoption of electronic health records by physician and hospitals, the development of electronic health information exchange networks, and the maturation of the telemedicine market – clearly contributed positively to the quality of, and access to health care services for individuals affected by Hurricane Harvey.
Health Information Exchanges Evolve to Boost Provider Interoperability
According to HealthTech, with the 21st Century Cures Act bringing interoperability front and center for the healthcare industry, health information exchanges are poised for growth. HIEs provide the ability to securely share accurate patient health information between providers, such as doctors, nurses or pharmacists, which can help to improve the speed, safety and quality of patient care while cutting costs.
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.
Keynote announced for 10th Annual Summit & Trade Show – Health Current’s Summit & Trade Show will feature keynote speaker Dr. Brent James, Executive Director, Institute for Health Care Delivery Research and Vice President, Medical Research and Continuing Medical Education at Intermountain Healthcare and sponsored by the Practice Innovation Institute. Brent James is known internationally for his work in clinical quality improvement, patient safety, and the infrastructure that underlies successful improvement efforts, such as culture change, data systems, payment methods, and management roles. He holds faculty appointments at the University of Utah School of Medicine and Harvard School of Public Health.
— AZHealthCurrent (@AZHealthCurrent) September 14, 2017
New 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.
HealtheConnections Selects Diameter Health Platform for Clinical Data Quality –
HealtheConnections, a HIE for eleven counties in Central New York, announced that they have selected the Diameter Health platform to provide data cleansing, as well as data quality analysis and dashboard reporting, for HealtheConnections participants. HealtheConnections receives over 600,000 Continuity of Care documents from more than 200 data sources monthly. This translates to 70% of regional providers that are contributing medical records to the HIE.
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.
CORHIO is Proud to be a HealthIT Week Partner
— HIMSS (@HIMSS) August 4, 2017
Michigan – Great Lakes Health Connect (GLHC)
Great 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.
Making Choices Michigan Becomes Wholly Owned Subsidiary of GLHC – Representatives GLHC and Making Choices Michigan have announced plans to integrate their day-to-day operations. MCM will maintain its existing brand and governing board of directors, but will function as a wholly owned subsidiary of GLHC. Doug Dietzman, Executive Director of GLHC, will add leadership responsibility for MCM to his current role. The formal agreement between the two entities became official on September 1st, 2017. Specific details continue to be finalized.
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 Encounter and Lab Feeds Highlight Summer Months – A lot is happening at HSX and this update gives you an overview of all of it. The Philadelphia hospitals of Penn Medicine are now live with providing an admission, discharge, transfer data feed to HealthShare Exchange, in July Abington-Jefferson Health became the first HealthShare Exchange hospital member to provide an HL7 laboratory data feed to HSX and new Trustees strengthen and expand the HSX Board. Check out the video below explaining how HSX works and how it benefits patients.
The future of personal healthcare info is here. Watch how HealthShare Exchange of Southeastern Pennsylvania, Inc…. http://t.co/U2SKyvz8kh
— HealthShare Exchange (@HealthShareExch) August 11, 2014
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.
All Intermountain Healthcare Facilities Now Sending ADTs – UHIN is excited to announce that all Intermountain Healthcare facilities are now sending ADT notifications to participating providers. The ADTs alert providers when a patient has been admitted, discharged or transferred at any of the 22 Intermountain hospitals and more than 180 clinics. This information provides invaluable information to foster better care coordination, improved outcomes, and reduced costs.
2017 UHIN Annual HIT Conference – Some of the most influential healthcare IT leaders in the country will be in attendance at this year’s HIT Conference. Attendees will learn about interoperability from Genevieve Morris, Principle Deputy National Coordinator at the ONC, Dr. Karen DeSalvo, former Asst. Secretary of Health and Human Services, Nick Bonvino, CEO of Greater Houston Healthconnect and Philip Beckett, PhD, Chief Expansion Technology Officer at HASA to name a few.
Texas – Healthcare Access San Antonio (HASA)
Healthcare Access San Antonio (@HASA_TX) offers value-based, patient-centered information services intended to improve the health status of individuals and the communities it serves. HASA brings together healthcare providers from larger health systems to single physician practices-to enable the secure exchange of health information throughout Central Texas, ensuring that providers have this information securely at their fingertips when and where they need it.
— HASA (@HASA_TX) September 15, 2017
Greater Houston HealthConnect
Formerly the Greater Houston Health Information Exchange and now renamed Greater Houston Healthconnect (@HealthconnectTX) is launching one of the largest health information networks in the country. Healthconnect is working collaboratively with the Texas Health Services Authority and the Texas HIE Coalition to provide connectivity throughout the state and to share value-added services.
Healthconnect team in action at GRB Ctr and NRG Stadium – helping providers access medical information for Hurricane Harvey evacuees pic.twitter.com/HEdTvouq77
— Healthconnect (@HealthconnectTX) September 8, 2017
South Dakota Health Link
South Dakota Health Link (@SDHealthLink) connects hospitals, federally qualified health centers, primary care providers, specialists, labs and pharmacies as well as public health and other state agencies. It’s a one-of-a-kind network that allows secure consultations and the sharing of test results with other providers for better patient outcomes. Health Link is provided by the South Dakota Department of Health and guided by an active advisory council working toward a common goal: Foster the sharing of information through a secure platform to improve the quality, safety and efficiency of care provided to all citizens.
4th Annual South Dakota Health Link Fall Forum – The SD Health Link Fall Forum is just around the corner and two great speakers are lined up for the event: F. Iman Joshua, CISM, CISSP, Chief Information Security Officer for Network and Clinical Services in the Consumer Health and Services division of Aetna and Marian Yeager, CEO, The Sequoia Project. Ms. Joshua will be the event’s Keynote Speaker and will give a talk entitled The Silent Killer: Ransomware and Healthcare Cybersecurity. Ms. Yeager will speak later in the morning about The Sequoia Project and the eHealth exchange.
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
What: 2017 Annual HIT Conference
When: September 26
Where: Salt Lake Community College Miller Campus
South Dakota Health Link
What: 4th Annual Fall Forum
When: Thursday, October 12, 2017
Where: Holiday Inn City Centre, 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: Glacier Canyon Lodge at the Wilderness Resort, Wisconsin Dells, WI