in PCDH Regions
What is the Patient Centered Data Home?
The Patient Centered Data Home (PCDH) is a cost-effective, scalable method of exchanging patient data among health information exchanges (HIEs). It’s based on triggering episode alerts, which notify providers a care event has occurred outside of the patient’s “home” HIE, and confirms the availability and the specific location of the clinical data, enabling 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 Patient Centered Data Home.
How it Works
PCDH Expands into New Regions
The PCDH network is expanding to include new regions and new members within existing regions. The following map will expand over time to reflect this ongoing growth.
- PROVIDES A VEHICLE to close the loop on care when a patient is seen outside their normal care area
- ENABLES NATIONWIDE ACCESS to patient information that follows the patient and facilitates better treatment
- LINKS EXISTING COMMUNITIES OF TRUST established by health information exchanges
- PRESERVES local governance
- PROTECTS local stakeholders
Why is PCDH Needed?
PCDH is organized around patients and where they live:
- Gives patients control of data where ever and whenever they receive care
- Serves as data trustee to pull together data regardless of who or where the patient is
Other attempts fail because they are organized around:
- Individual organizations
- Convenient geographies (e.g., states)
- Single EHR vendors
- Single Payers