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    Health Information Exchange Partnerships Improve Data Sharing

    Date: 1/5/17
    Author: Kate Monica

    Several organizations make progress toward true interoperability through connected health data exchange networks that link providers across systems.

    New partnerships between health plan organizations and health data exchanges are paving the way for nationwide interoperability with some networks beginning that work at a more local level.

    In Los Angeles County, health plan LA Care Health Plan worked with Safety Net Connect to connect 21 hospitals to its health information exchange following a successful pilot. The hospitals now have access to real-time data exchange and care coordination using the eConnect system.

    The payer serving residents of the county sponsored the transition to the health data exchange platform.

    “Based on the outcomes of a successful pilot, we began rolling out the eConnect platform to the high-volume hospitals in our network in August of 2015,” said L.A. Care CEO John Baackes. “Engaging twenty-one institutions in just over a year is a true testament to the value of this kind of data in improving outcomes for our hospital providers.”

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