Nebraska, Nevada, Utah connect HIEs for Patient Centered Data Home

Nebraska, Nevada and Utah have connected their health information exchanges to implement the Patient Centered Data Home, a data exchange effort of the Strategic Health Information Exchange Collaborative.

The PCDH exchanges admission, discharge and transfer notifications for patients who live in one of the participating states but are seeking care in another. When a patient sees a medical provider located in one of the other states, an alert may be sent to their primary care physician through their home state's HIE.

The ONC awarded UHIN, the state-designated HIE in Utah, a supplemental grant in 2016 to fund the three-state expansion. The UHIN has been connected to HIEs in Arizona and western Colorado for more than a year. Under the expansion, the Nebraska Health Information Initiative and HealtHIE Nevada will now be able to exchange patient information with those states as well.

"This is the first exciting step in connecting with other HIEs across the country to support nationwide exchange of health records," said Deb Bass, CEO of NeHII.

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