Our Data and Technology division, HealthBridge, provides health information exchange (HIE) support for independent HIEs in other communities. We provide the technology – the infrastructure and backend functionality – that members of these HIEs use to run programs and gather, analyze, and transfer information.
HealthBridge (our Data and Technology division) was one of a group of federal agencies and leading HIE organizations that began exchanging health information based upon an initial set of specifications, services, testing resources and legal and support frameworks developed during the NHIN Trial Implementation. These early implementation experiences informed development of the Nationwide Health Information Network (NwHIN), which is now called eHealth Exchange and is supported by Healtheway, a new nonprofit public-private partnership.
Our eHealth Exchange activities include:
- Founding member of the NwHIN eHealth Exchange
- Representation on the NwHIN Exchange Coordinating Committee
- Onboarded as one of NwHIN Exchange’s earliest production members.
- Selected along with four other HIEs in the state of Indiana to collaborate and communicate healthcare data via national standards
Strategic Health Information Exchange Collaborative (SHIEC)
A significant portion of patient health data is stored with multiple unconnected organizations. To deliver the best (high quality, coordinated, cost-
Keith Hepp, CFO and SVP, Business Development
effective) care, health care providers need a way to access all available and relevant patient data. We are a founding member of the Strategic Health Information Exchange Collaborative (SHIEC), which brings leading health information exchanges (HIEs) across the country together to “use information technology and trusted relationships in their service areas to enable secure, authorized exchange of patient information among disparate providers.”
SHIEC is a not-for-profit national trade association of collaborative regional, state, and community-based health information exchanges. Founded in late 2014, SHIEC assists member organizations through the exchange of ideas and business practices, as well as through public education and advocacy.
The Health Collaborative is among the 19 founding member organizations, with our own Keith Hepp named as Secretary and Treasurer of the board of directors. Hepp is CFO and Senior Vice President of Business Development at The Health Collaborative.