HealtHIE Nevada Connects to State Immunization Registry

By July 16, 2019 Press Releases

Statewide HIE substantiates integration with Nevada WebIZ, allowing for care providers to verify real-time patient immunization information and optimize patient care

HealtHIE Nevada, a statewide health information exchange (HIE) that offers real-time, secure exchange of clinical patient data, has announced a connection with Nevada WebIZ, the statewide immunization information system, in order to allow health care providers the ability to retrieve immunization data quickly and securely. The connection went live effective June 30, 2019.

HealtHIE Chart, the HIE’s view-only clinical portal which allows providers to access a patient’s clinical information will now be able to display all of a patient’s updated immunization data. Since the WebIZ search is instantaneous, electronic records will always include a patient’s most current data from the registry.

“Obtaining patient records without the use of electronic exchange is extremely costly and widely inefficient for taking the best care of patients, especially with such vital information such as a person’s immunization record,“ said Michael Gagnon, executive director of HealtHIE Nevada. “The more connections we can make to capture the full spectrum of various types of clinical data will improve the care patients receive.”

The connection was established using funds obtained through a $1.2M grant supported by the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act, which was signed and enacted under Title XIII of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. The $25.9 billion spend through the Department of Health and Human Services was endorsed in 2009 to promote the proliferation and adoption of health information technology.

In total, HealtHIE Nevada currently partners with more than 70 organizations across the state. It continues to grow HIE participants, safely and securely managing clinical patient data between physician offices, acute care hospitals, diagnostic services and other healthcare providers in Nevada. For more information about HealtHIE Nevada, visit healthienevada.org, contact hie@comagine.org or call 855-4-THE-HIE.

About HealtHIE Nevada

HealtHIE Nevada is a private, nonprofit, community-based health information exchange dedicated to connecting healthcare organizations by managing real time, secure, and accurate exchange of clinical information. Certified by the Department of Health and Human Services, HealtHIE Nevada operates throughout the entire state, and is the only HIE open and available to the entire Nevada healthcare community. Ensuring data security and privacy, HealtHIE Nevada is certified by the Electronic Healthcare Network Accreditation Commission’s Health Information Exchange Accreditation Program. To learn more, visit www.healthienevada.org, or follow HealtHIE Nevada on LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter.