07 February 2015

Survivor: Edition HIE--Can Statewide HIEs Achieve Sustainability?

Medicity would like to take this opportunity to acknowledge and congratulate Ohio Health Information Partnership (OHIP), Great Lakes HealthConnect, Colorado Regional Health Information Organization (CORHIO), and Greater Houston Health Connect for being recognized by Healthcare Informatics for leading our industry in the successful implementation of health information exchanges (HIEs). These organizations have learned what works and what doesn’t, and they set a great example for other states across the country.

According to the article, many statewide and regional HIEs are finding it difficult to be successful because they haven’t established a long-term strategy for maintaining sustainability. That’s one of the areas that the successful HIEs have well in hand; they have created services that providers are willing to pay for, ensuring a steady revenue stream with which to sustain itself. OHIP, for example, estimates that it sees $60,000 to $100,000 in ancillary revenue per primary care physician.

Some of those services offered by successful HIEs include analytics to predict which patients are most likely to be readmitted to the hospital, lab orders and results, and notification services with which providers can be alerted when one of their patients has been admitted to, or discharged from, a hospital.

Read the full article to learn more about why these HIEs have been so successful.


Nancy Ham
Chief Executive Officer

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