The Health Information Exchange forSouth East Texas
The Health Information Exchange for South East Texas
As a neutral third-party, Healthconnect facilitates the exchange of information across the provider community. From small physician office practices to large health systems, Healthconnect integrates with different electronic health record systems to enable the exchange of clinical information.
To connect all venues of care—integrating different electronic health record systems—so that providers can easily share medical information across the community.
To operate a sustainable health information exchange that coordinates care for the community, improves overall population health, enhances health and wellness initiatives, reduces healthcare costs, and advances opportunities for long-term research and disease prevention.
Healthconnect offers a suite of digital health solutions that enable healthcare providers to coordinate care across the community. These services improve the quality, safety, efficiency, and cost-effectiveness of care delivered to patients and our communities.
In the greater Houston area, health leaders say we’re on the verge of a major development for electronic health records accessibility. Greater Houston Healthconnect, which launched in 2010, has created the infrastructure and policies to allow the region’s health care providers to share patient data in real-time—even when doctors and hospitals use different systems to manage patient records.
Greater Houston Healthconnect, the regional HIE for Southeast Texas, has grown to one of the largest HIEs in the US, connecting health systems, physician practices, clinics and most anywhere healthcare is provided.
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas (BCBSTX) announced today that it has awarded more than $1.6 million in grants statewide to support 17 community-based organizations addressing social factors that impact health such as access to healthcare services, transportation, safe housing and economic opportunities, among others.
Equality Health has partnered with three of the five regional health information exchanges (HIEs) in Texas to advance interoperability and care coordination.
The partnerships with Greater Houston Healthconnect, PHIX in El Paso, and Rio Grande Valley HIE will allow Equality Health network providers who utilize the company’s value-based care (VBC) technology to access longitudinal health records for the tens of thousands of patients they serve.
HC Innovation Group
Researchers from the School of Public Health, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston and Harris County Public Health leveraged the Greater Houston Healthconnect (GHH) health information exchange to identify COVID-19 patients, create a cohort, and identify risk factors for both favorable and unfavorable outcomes.
This is a telehealth program that looks to manage 911 emergency calls and reduce hospital emergency department usage by re-routing non-urgent/non-critical patients to community clinics. The program has been lauded nationally as a case study in improving the cost-effectiveness of care.