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Health Information Exchanges  

The HITECH Act authorized the establishment of the Health Information Exchange Cooperative Agreement Program. Grants were awarded to States or State Designated Entities (SDE) to advance regional and state level health information exchange and at the same time helping move towards nationwide interoperability.

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CO

CORHIO is a nonprofit dedicated to improving health care for all Coloradans through health information exchange.

Website Link: http://corhio.org/

AR

The HIE Council serves as an advisory body to the Office of Health Information Technology, the State HIT Coordinator and the Governor and monitors the operation and performance of SHARE. The Council is made up of public and private stakeholders representing the Arkansas health care community.

Website Link: http://ohit.arkansas.gov/aboutUs/Pages/HIECouncil.aspx

Medical Mastermind

Medical Mastermind provides medical practice management software and EHR / EMR software for the healthcare industry. We offer award-winning software designed by office managers and billers. Medical Mastermind has been providing healthcare professionals with superior medical office management and billing systems since 1994. Medical Mastermind is relied upon to run the practices and serve the patients of physicians across the country.

Website Link: http://medicalmastermind.com/

HI

he Hawai‘i Health Information Exchange (Hawai‘i HIE) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit established in 2006 by leading health care stakeholders in Hawaii for the purpose of improving health care delivery throughout the state through seamless, effective, and safe health information exchange.

Website Link: http://www.hawaiihie.org/about-hawaii-hie

MS

The Mississippi Coastal Health Information Exchange (MSCHIE) has been established for health information technology (HIT) adoption and health information exchange (HIE) infrastructure development in Mississippi.  The six coastal counties of Pearl River, Stone, George, Hancock, Harrison, and Jackson that were devastated by Hurricane Katrina are the focus of the health information exchange.

Website Link: http://www.iqh.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=34&Itemid=97

KS

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE); the state designee for health information technology, is facilitating the creation of strategic and operational plans for a statewide infrastructure for health information exchange (HIE). These plans will act as a blue print to a contemplated not-for-profit organization responsible for the deployment and operation of the Kansas HIE.  To guide the planning and implementation process, KDHE has convened the e-Health Advisory Council to provide broad based stakeholders representation from thirty-three plus health care organizations.

Website Link: http://www.kanhit.org/

MI

The Michigan Health Information Network (MiHIN) is the state of Michigan's initiative to improve health care quality, cost, efficiency, and patient safety through electronic exchange of health information. The MiHIN is a joint effort among MDCH, the Michigan Department of Information Technology (MDIT), and a broad group of stakeholders from across the state of Michigan.

Website Link: http://www.michigan.gov/mihin

Sfax

Sfax is the industry-leading secure electronic fax service with digital signature. Sfax uses smart technology to remove the entire manual faxing process and provide a complete audit trail to save you time and money.

Website Link: http://www.sfaxme.com

IL

The Illinois Office of Health Information Technology is working with Illinois Health Information Exchange Authority to build the The Illinois Health Information Exchange (ILHIE), a statewide, secure electronic network for sharing clinical and administrative data among health care providers in Illinois. ILHIE will allow health care providers and professionals to exchange electronic health information in a secure environment, which will help prevent duplicate tests and procedures, and ensure the accuracy of prescriptions and other medical orders.

Website Link: http://www2.illinois.gov/gov/HIE/Pages/default.aspx

WV

The West Virginia Health Information Network (WVHIN) will support physicians and health care providers in providing the best patient care through the electronic delivery of medical data. The West Virginia Health Information Network was established in 2006 by the Legislature at the request of the Governor, Joe Manchin III, to "... promote the design, implementation, operation, and maintenance of a fully interoperable statewide network to facilitate public and private use of health care information in the state while ensuring the privacy and security of patient health care information.

Website Link: http://www.wvhin.org/Pages/default.aspx

TX

SandlotConnect® HIE combines patient clinical data — regardless of the source — to help physicians develop the right plan of care in the least amount of time with clinical decision support and other business intelligence tools.

Website Link: http://sandlotsolutions.com/sandlot-solutions/sandlotconnect-solution

WI

WHIE is sponsored by the National Institute for Medical Informatics (NIMI) a nonprofit organization dedicated to research, development, implementation and operation of advanced healthcare information networking solutions.

Website Link: http://www.whie.org/

IN

The Indiana Health Information Exchange operates the nation’s largest health information exchange, partnering with communities throughout Indiana to ensure health information is where it needs to be, when it needs to be there to improve care coordination and patient outcomes.

Website Link: http://www.ihie.com/

WA

OneHealthPort was created by a coalition of health plans, physicians and hospitals that joined together to build a trusted community where business and clinical information could be shared securely and simply. Their goal: to improve all parties' efficiency and effectiveness by applying collaborative information technology solutions. The consortium of founders includes The Everett Clinic, First Choice Health Network, Group Health Cooperative, Premera Blue Cross, Regence BlueShield, The Sisters of Providence and Swedish Hospital.

Website Link: http://www.onehealthport.com/HIE/index.php

UT

 The Utah Health Information Network (UHIN), a not for profit organization, has been working with the national health care community since 1993.  We continually work to achieve the goal of reduced cost and improved quality of health care through a secure and efficient electronic data exchange network.

Website Link: http://www.uhin.org/

DE

DHIN is a communication system that is available to healthcare providers throughout Delaware. Through a combination of the latest in technology and well-designed security practices, this system makes it possible for physicians, hospitals and labs to deliver and access critical health information to ensure better healthcare for patients.

Website Link: http://www.dhin.org/

AZ

The Arizona Health Information Exchange (HIE) Marketplace is a program established to assist any willing Arizona health care provider in identifying viable options to participate in the secure exchange of health information.

Website Link: http://hie.az.gov/

MD

The Maryland Health Care Commission is an independent regulatory agency whose mission is to plan for health system needs,promote informed decision-making, increase accountability, and improve access in a rapidly changing health care environment by providing timely and accurate information on availability,cost, and quality of services to policy makers, purchasers, providers and the public. The Commission's vision for Maryland is to ensure that informed consumers hold the health caresystem accountable and have access to affordable and appropriate health care services through programs that serve as models for the nation

Website Link: http://mhcc.maryland.gov/electronichealth/hie.html

RI

Patient care today involves a variety of providers and specialists. Unfortunately, practitioners currently have no systemized way to get the whole picture of one’s health care. That is why the Rhode Island Quality Institute (RIQI), a not-for-profit community-based group has partnered with the State of Rhode Island to develop currentcare , Rhode Island’s electronic health information exchange.

Website Link: http://www.currentcareri.org/matriarch/default.asp

NY

HIXNY (“hix-knee”) is a collaboration of health plans, hospitals, physician practices and other entities in a 17 county geography comprising the Capital Region and Northern New York. HIXNY has built an interoperable network to electronically share patient medical information more efficiently for the benefit of healthcare consumers.

Website Link: http://www.hixny.org/

MN

In today’s complex healthcare environment, secure information exchange is critical to all aspects of your practice – from patient care to practice operations to reimbursement and more. When considering HIE, you should first understand the types of data exchange that are of most value to you, who you would need to exchange data with to realize that value, and then assess which of the options available in Minnesota is the best fit for you.

Website Link: http://www.health.state.mn.us/divs/hpsc/ohit/hieguidance/hieinmn.html

AL

The goal of the Alabama Health Information Exchange Commission is to advance the adoption and meaningful use of electronic health records by a diverse group of health care providers in order to improve the quality, safety and efficiency of health care delivered in the state.

Website Link: http://onehealthrecord.alabama.gov/hie.aspx

NC

he North Carolina Health Information Exchange (NC HIE) Council was established in 2007 to enable the timely and secure exchange of electronic health information for the purposes of improving the quality, safety and efficiency of healthcare and the overall health of North Carolina's residents. The Council has undertaken this mission by planning, establishing standards and advocating for the creation of health information exchange for North Carolina that connects with the Nationwide Health Information Network (NHIN). This is done, wherever possible, by adopting existing standards and policies & procedures. The work of the Council is poised to provide additional input to North Carolina's American Recovery & Reinvestment Act (ARRA) action plan. Council members, representing key stakeholder groups from across North Carolina, are supported by over 200 volunteers participating in five committees.

Website Link: http://www.nchica.org/GetInvolved/NCHIE/intro.htm

NJ

NJ-HITEC is the primary care provider's trusted advisor in the timely delivery of high quality healthcare through the selection, implementation and achievement of Meaningful Use of an accredited Electronic Health Record system. NJ-HITEC is the federally designated Regional Extension Center (REC) for New Jersey established by the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) through a grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the National Coordinator. NJ-HITEC is one of 62 RECs throughout the country established through the Health Information Technology for Economic Clinical Health (HITECH) Act of 2009 to improve American health care delivery and patient care through investment in health information technology.

Website Link: http://www.njhitec.org/

CA

We believe in creating health, vibrance, and well-being for our families and our communities. With this goal in mind, a coalition of groups in the state called the California eHealth Initiative is working to improve the accuracy and efficiency of healthcare. This includes health IT, electronic health records (EHR), telemedicine, and electronic health information. This also includes creating IT jobs in California to create a vibrant and robust health workforce. When used in a systematic and thoughtful way, eHealth can transform healthcare as we know it.

Website Link: http://ehealth.ca.gov/

AK

The Alaska eHealth Network was selected by the State of Alaska to develop and manage the State’s Health Information Exchange service (HIE). After a thorough due diligence process, Orion Health was selected as the HIE vendor to provide the software and experience to facilitate the HIE. Currently, AeHN is managing a pilot program with hospitals and clinics statewide with the expectation that the service will be open to AeHN members this summer.

Website Link: http://www.ak-ehealth.org/health-information-exchange-hie

OH

The Ohio Health Information Partnership is a nonprofit entity whose mission is to assist physicians and other providers with the adoption and implement of health information technology (HIT) throughout Ohio, specifically in the adoption and use of electronic health records. Funded through the Office of the National Coordinator of HIT within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, we also are responsible for the creation of a technological infrastructure that will allow Ohio physicians, hospitals and healthcare professionals to electronically share patient health records across the state

Website Link: http://www.clinisync.org/public/

LA

LaHIE is responsible for facilitating secure, authorized sharing of information throughout the health care system, both within and across states, for the purpose of improving the health of Louisiana residents.  By developing the state's health information "super highway," LaHIE enables health care providers to safely and efficiently share medical records electronically among facilities, organizations and government facilities.

Website Link: http://www.lhcqf.org/lahie-about

WY

Spun off from the Health Information Technology Study overseen by the Wyoming Healthcare Commission, the WyHIO is the state’s Regional Health Information Organization devoted to the creation of a Health Information Exchange (HIE) network. The independent, not for profit WyHIO collaborates among its members to promote information technology deployment in healthcare.Board members represent multiple stakeholders in Wyoming.

Website Link: http://www.wyhio.org/

NV

The Office of Health Information Technology (HIT) is responsible for administering the state’s ARRA Health Information Exchange (HIE) Cooperative Agreement, facilitating the core infrastructure and capacity that will enable statewide HIE, and coordinating related HIT initiatives. 

Website Link: http://dhhs.nv.gov/Hit.htm

IA

The Iowa Department of Public Health has formed Iowa e-Health - a collaboration among consumers, health care providers, insurers, state government, and health care purchasers - to build the Iowa Health Information Network (IHIN) and encourage Iowa providers to use electronic health records (EHRs).

Website Link: http://www.iowaehealth.org/provider/

ME

HealthInfoNet, Maine's HIE, is one of the 60 Regional Extension Centers nationwide. The MEREC helps providers to select, implement and use certified EHRs.

Website Link: http://www.maine.gov/dhhs/oms/HIT/hie.htm

TN

The MidSouth eHealth Alliance (MSeHA) was established in 2004, the result of grants from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) and the State of Tennessee to establish a Health Information Exchange (HIE) in the Memphis, Tenn. area.

Website Link: http://www.midsoutheha.org/about.php

MO

The 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) provides a unique opportunity for states to access federal funds to plan, design, and implement a health information exchange (HIE) that will encourage the adoption and use of electronic health records (EHRs), and allow for the exchange of health information across institutions and providers.

Website Link: http://www.dss.mo.gov/hie/

VA

VHIT is led by VHQC, a non-profit, health quality consulting firm established in 1984 that holds Virginia’s Medicare Quality Improvement Organization contract. The Center for Innovative Technology and Community Care Network are our sub-grantees. Key supporters include Medical Society of Virginia, the Virginia Academy of Family Physicians and the Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association.

Website Link: http://vhitrec.org/

VT

A health information exchange (HIE) is a secure computer network that connects the electronic health information systems of different health care providers, enabling those providers to share clinical and demographic data of patients they have in common. Because different health information systems use their own codes, they may not be able to communicate with each other directly. An HIE, like the one operated by VITL, makes it easier for those different systems to send and receive information. The Vermont Legislature has named VITL as the operator of the Vermont Health Information Exchange, the exclusive statewide HIE for Vermont.

Website Link: http://www.vitl.net/

OK

The immediate priority of the State HIE program is to ensure that all eligible providers within every state have at least one option available to meet the MU HIE requirements

Website Link: http://www.ohiet.org/default.aspx

NM

The New Mexico Health Information Collaborative (NMHIC) is the name of New Mexico’s rapidly growing health information exchange (HIE) network and the community collaborative that has supported its development with time and funding.  The collaborative includes important New Mexico stakeholders representing health care providers, payers, employers, state agencies and consumers.  NMHIC was created in 2004, and continues to be fully staffed and operated by LCF Research. LCF Research is a 501(c)(3) non-profit applied health research organization.

Website Link: https://www.nmhic.org/

FL

The Florida Health Information Exchange (Florida HIE) enables the secure exchange of health information. It allows authorized medical providers to quickly and efficiently review their patients’ medical records to facilitate diagnosis and treatment. The Agency has contracted with Harris Corporation to build and operate the HIE infrastructure.

Website Link: http://www.fhin.net/content/floridaHie/

MT

HealthShare Montana is a non-profit, statewide initiative focused on the exchange of health care information via a secure electronic network to help ensure that medical professionals have access to their patients' vital medical history, no matter where they receive care, for example, a specialist's office, the lab, or in the emergency room.

Website Link: http://www.healthsharemontana.org/index.html

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