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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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CT

The Connecticut Department of Social Services (DSS) has contracted with eHealthConnecticut to implement a pilot program to demonstrate the technology, functionality, and benefits of Health Information Exchange for healthcare providers and patients. The project will connect a small number of community health centers, selected hospitals, and private physician practices to the HIE to demonstrate the value of health information exchange for providers, as well as for patients who receive their care from multiple providers.

Website Link: http://www.ehealthconnecticut.org/HIE/DSSHIEPilot.aspx

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

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/

GA

DCH is proud to lead the development of a statewide health information exchange that will improve the quality of care Georgians receive in health care settings across the state," said Ruth Carr, State HITT Coordinator.  "The HHS grant will empower the Department to achieve its overarching goal of health care provider usage and access to electronic health records (EHRs) and their participation in a statewide health information exchange

Website Link: http://dch.georgia.gov/02/dch/home/0,2467,31446711,00.html

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

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

MA

The Massachusetts eHealth institute (MeHI) is dedicated to the advancement of health care through the use of technology. We've got all the resources to help you succeed with Health IT now and into the future

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

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/

OR

he HITOC will coordinate Oregon's public and private statewide efforts in electronic health records adoption and the eventual development of a statewide system for electronic health information exchange. The HITOC will help Oregon meet federal requirements so that providers may be eligible for millions of federal health information technology stimulus dollars. The HITOC takes over previous efforts of the Health Information Infrastructure Advisory Committee (HIIAC) and the Health Information Security & Privacy Collaborative (HISPC).

Website Link: http://www.oregon.gov/OHA/OHPR/HITOC/

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

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

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/

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/

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

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

ND

The advisory committee is charged with making recommendations for implementing a statewide interoperable health information infrastructure that is consistent with emerging national standards and promotes interoperability of health information systems for the purpose of improving health care quality, patient safety, and overall efficiency of health care and public health services. Mission: Advance the adoption and use of technology to exchange health information and improve healthcare quality, patient safety and overall efficiency of healthcare and public health services of North Dakota

Website Link: http://www.healthit.nd.gov/

SC

The health care market in South Carolina is much like it is elsewhere within the United States. Health care is delivered by numerous physicians, hospitals, public health facilities, pharmacies, laboratories, and imaging centers. South Carolina residents receive their care from a personally chosen set of the caregivers. Some are cared for exclusively by one caregiver, but most utilize a panel of caregivers and move from one to another over time. As is the case elsewhere in the United States, the clinical information about South Carolina residents rarely moves with them, between caregivers or across time, resulting in a lack of continuity of care and increased expenditures. Fortunately, expansion of Health Information Technology (HIT) is creating exciting changes in the health care market.

Website Link: http://www.schiex.org/plan.php

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

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/

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/

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

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/

ID

Idaho Health Data Exchange (Boise), Idaho’s first statewide HIE, has selected San Jose, Calif.-based Axolotl technology to electronically connect more than 1,500 Idaho physicians, 30 hospitals and 10 reference labs across the state.

Website Link: http://idahohde.org/dsite/node/19

NH

The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (NH DHHS) has received an award in the amount of $5.5M from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA), Title XIII – Health Information Technology, Subtitle B – Incentives for the Use of Health Information Technology, Section 3013, State Grants to Promote Health Information Technology. The purpose of the award is to promote Health Information Exchange (HIE) that shall advance mechanisms for information sharing across the health care system.

Website Link: http://www.dhhs.nh.gov/hie/

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

KY

KHIE provides a baseline set of functions available across the state to support the exchange of electronic health information. The value of information increases with use, and the value of one set of information increases when linked with other information. Core components of KHIE include a master-patient index, record-locator service, security, provider-user authentication, logging, audits and alerts. The focus of KHIE is on improving the health, quality and safety of healthcare for Kentucky’s residents and visitors through the provision of a statewide, interoperable health information exchange.

Website Link: http://khie.ky.gov/Pages/index.aspx

NE

NeHII is leading the effort to create a secure, online, web-based Health Information Exchange (HIE) designed to serve the state of Nebraska.  Improved delivery of health care information and reduced health care costs are good for all citizens of Nebraska. The state has a proud tradition and reputation of providing the finest health care possible to its citizens. The HIE will help health care providers take health care to the next level.

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

IL

The Central Illinois Health Information Exchange (CIHIE) is a community-based, independent, neutral organization (501c3 nonprofit application pending IRS approval), established in December 2010 to make health information more readily accessible to any physician, hospital, clinic and other healthcare provider.

Website Link: http://cihie.org/

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

SD

Beginning in October 2006, the South Dakota Departments of Health, Human Services and Social Services funded the South Dakota Electronic Health Record Assessment (SDEHRA) project to investigate the usage of electronic health records in the state, as well as the perceptions of providers and consumers in relation to electronic health records and health information exchange. The goals of SDERHA were to assess variations in organization-level business policies and state laws that affect health information exchange (HIE), identify barriers and best practices relating to HIE, identify privacy and security issues relating to HIE, and investigate HIE possibilities for South Dakota and surrounding region. The project utilized a two-prong approach to gathering data, including online surveys for payers, providers, and consumers as well as four regional focus groups with a variety of participants and stakeholders. The results of the project were reported to the Governor’s Health Care Commission whose members served as the steering committee and shared with the general public at the SD Health Information Technology (HIT) Summit in the Fall of 2007.

Website Link: http://ehealth.dsu.edu/Default.aspx

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

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

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

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

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/

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

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/

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/

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/

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/

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