• Healthcare Access San Antonio (HASA) is pleased to announce that Phil Beckett has joined HASA to lead expansion efforts in the West Texas and Dallas regions. As reported earlier in this newsletter, HASA and NTAHP signed agreements in September to merge their two HIE regions and unify services along the I35 corridor for more than 8.5 million covered lives. A key service offering is the analytics portal, HASA Facts. The HASA Facts dashboard is currently in the pilot phase with a few limited stakeholders in San Antonio who are teaming up to customize these views for hospital systems and payers. HASA will provide near-real time reports on readmissions, length of stays and other necessary information about how patients move between systems in our region. After successful completion of this pilot, HASA will make the services available to all HASA regions. View the news release on Phil’s announcement here.
  • RioOne Health Network, located in the Lower Rio Grande Valley, is now successfully using interoperability to share patient health information between participating care settings. Currently, within the RioOne HIE network, two acute hospitals, an ambulatory clinic and a rehabilitation clinic are connected, providing seamless access to shared patients’ health records. These care settings are using different EHR vendors, such as Meditech, Cerner (Millennium) and Cerner (ASP). RioOne is currently scheduled to add several public clinics using Practice Fusion by year end.
Local News Round-Up: What’s New at HIEs in Texas?