Indiana Health IT Blog
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SHIE-CAP Connectivity Program is Making Progress!
The numbers are in and IHIT, with the help of Indiana’s five regionally-based Health Information Organizations (HIO’s), is making steady progress towards advancing sustainable, secure, standards-based health information exchange throughout Indiana’s rural communities and underserved populations.
Some highlights as of December 31, 2011:
101 of 123 acute hospitals have signed contracts with a HIO
2532 active participants for directed exchange (Push)[includes unique ambulatory providers and individual labs]
5511 active participants for query exchange (Pull) )[includes unique ambulatory providers and individual labs]
13,365,891 transactions sent (Directed/Push) [includes lab results, discharge summaries, public health results, visit summaries]
1,205,317 transactions for patient record inquiries
As the numbers show, Indiana is well on its way towards securely moving electronic health data in a meaningful way to improve coordination among health providers to help them achieve improved health outcomes for their patients.