Houston, Austin HIE Join Statewide Exchange

Regional health information exchanges in Houston and Austin have joined Texas' statewide HIE, enabling records from throughout the state to be exchanged through a single system.

Greater Houston Healthconnect and Integrated Care Collaboration of Austin, two of the state's largest regional HIEs, will join eight other exchanges that are part of HIETexas.

"Currently, health information in local HIEs is siloed, so an emergency room doctor in Austin cannot get patient records from Dallas, Houston or San Antonio. HIETexas will connect these community HIEs so that the emergency room doctor or another treating physician has access to the right information, at the right time," said Tony Gilman, CEO of the Texas Health Services Authority, in a news release.

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