Among the services it provides to members, SHIEC helps HIEs:
Influence legislation germane to the common business interests of members
Educate public and private entities regarding the benefits, functions and roles of HIEs
Promote the improvement of business conditions for and the sustainability of HIEs
Achieve economies of scale without losing autonomy or compromising the ability of each member to serve local interests and meet local needs
Each SHIEC HIE member provides services within specific states and geographic areas.
They use information technology and trusted relationships in their service areas to enable secure, authorized exchange of patient information among health care providers. By providing enhanced access to all available and relevant patient data, SHIEC HIE members aim to improve the quality, coordination, and cost-effectiveness of health care provided in their communities.
SHIEC allows HIEs to work together across the country to elevate the conversation about HIEs’ common needs and their collective successes. It provides a forum for HIEs to work together, share best practices and together identify joint solutions to address their needs – solutions such as the Patient Centered Data Home.