The Patient Centered Data Home (PCDH) Program is a cost-effective, scalable method of exchanging patient data among health information exchanges (HIEs). PCDH is based on triggering episode alerts, which notify providers a care event has occurred outside of the patients’ “home” HIE, and confirms the availability and the specific location of the clinical data. This enables providers to initiate a simple query to access real-time information across state and regional lines and the care continuum.
PCDH is an initiative of the Strategic Health Information Exchange Collaborative (SHIEC) that puts into practice the vision that clinical data should be available whenever and wherever care occurs and “centered” around the patient to improve patient care. In this model, all clinical data becomes part of the comprehensive longitudinal patient record in the HIE where the patient resides, called the The Patient Centered Data Home, or “home” HIE.
Many HIEs understand and support the exchange of patient data from HIE to HIE through the PCDH Program as permitted by state and federal laws.
The following HIEs are currently participating or planning to participate in The Patient Centered Data Home Program:
East Tennessee Health Information Network (etHIN)
Healthcare Access San Antonio (HASA)
Indiana Health Information Exchange (IHIE)
Kansas Health Information Network
Kentucky Health Information Exchange (KHIE)
Louisiana Health Care Quality Forum
Missouri Health Connection
Nebraska Health Information Initiative (NeHII)
Quality Health Network (QHN)
Reliance eHealth Collaborative
Rhode Island Quality Initiative
San Diego Health Connect
Santa Cruz Health Information Organization
The Health Collaborative
Utah Health Information Network (UHIN)
Western New York Clinical Information Exchange (HEALTHeLINK)