HealthShare Exchange (HSX) is the winner of the SHIEC 2018 Achievement Award for Quality and Quality Data, for its efforts in partnership with Diameter Health to standardize continuity of care documents (CCDs) provided to its participating healthcare members. HSX is the regional health information exchange for Greater Philadelphia and the Delaware Valley, including southeastern Pennsylvania and southern New Jersey. Diameter Health is a solutions vendor that enables clinical insight through the normalization, cleansing, de-duplication, and enrichment of medical data.
For its data quality program, HSX first applied specifications and scoring to its encounter alerts that it sends to participating insurers, healthcare providers, and medical facilities when one of their patients is admitted or discharged in the area’s healthcare system. Its services also include quality controlling, relaying, and storing CCDs, which carry more complex information on a patient’s recent medical history. For this challenge, HSX chose to partner with an experienced national vendor, Diameter Health, taking advantage of Diameter’s Fusion and Analyze products.
“We knew from the start that to create confidence in our services, it would be imperative that the data we provide to healthcare providers and insurers is consistently formatted and high quality, for usability,” said Daniel Wilt, Senior Director of Information Technology and Chief Information Security Officer at HSX.
Today, with about 7.5 million patients in its Master Patient Index and about 12,000 physicians and other healthcare providers in its Provider Directory, HSX sends CCDs downstream over real-time feeds providing the documents in a format that Diameter Health has helped to structure for easy, ready, dependable use by HSX participants. Sending tens of thousands of CCDs per month, HSX is creating a new level of informed care for its region, helping to improve the patient experience and reduce medical costs.
The Strategic Health Information Exchange Collaborative (SHIEC), the national trade organization of health information exchanges, announced the HSX distinction at the SHIEC18 Annual Conference held this year in Atlanta, Ga. in August 2018. The Achievement Award for Quality and Quality Data recognizes outstanding accomplishments in an HIE operation or program that advances or assists in quality measurement, quality reporting, quality data and/or quality improvement.
About HealthShare Exchange
HealthShare Exchange (HSX) is a health information exchange organization founded in 2009 and incorporated as a nonprofit in 2012. HSX was formed as a collaboration among its region’s major healthcare stakeholders, including health plans and acute-care hospitals, to enable the electronic exchange of patient information to improve patient outcomes and to manage and lower healthcare costs. For more information, please visit http://www.healthshareexchange.org/.
About Diameter Health
Diameter Health enables clinical insight through the normalization, cleansing, de-duplication and enrichment of clinical data from across the care continuum. This creates a single, unified source of longitudinal structured patient information for improved care and actionable analytics. The Diameter Health platform empowers organizations that depend on multi-source data streams, such as Health Information Exchanges (HIEs), Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs), health systems and health plans, to realize greater value from their data. For more information, visit the website http://www.diameterhealth.com or email us at info(at)diameterhealth.com.
SHIEC is a national collaborative representing health information exchanges (HIEs). The organization already represents 60 HIEs, and these HIEs collectively cover more than 200 million people across the U.S., well over half of the American population.https://strategichie.com