HIETexas Continuing Query Exchange Services to Support Hurricane Relief Efforts
September 1, 2017
As Texas moves forward in the coming weeks to deal with the immediate aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, there is a need to continue offering statewide query-based Health Information Exchange (HIE) services. We have all witnessed the power of information sharing during this incredibly challenging natural disaster. As a result, the Texas Health Services Authority (THSA) is announcing it will continue to offer query-based HIE services to assist in HIE coordination efforts.
Emergency and disaster response is the utmost important use case for the need of HIE, and continuing this service as recovery operations continue will allow patients’ health information to follow them regardless of where they receive care.
The THSA’s query-based HIE services were scheduled to terminate earlier this week as THSA was in the process of converting HIETexas, the THSA’s state-level HIE network, from query-based exchange services to an alerts-based care coordination platform. However, we will be delaying that transition. The THSA is proud to be able to assist in the recovery efforts for Texas.
For more information, please contact THSA staff at (512) 814-0321 or firstname.lastname@example.org.