Project Guidelines

What is HIE?

Health Information Exchange (HIE) is the mobilization of health care information electronically across organizations within a region, community or hospital system.

Assist at least 20% of the facilities in the pool of 50% of Network facilities to join an HIE or “another evidence-based highly effective information transfer system as approved by CMS to receive information relevant to positive blood cultures during transitions of care” 

  • Numerator: Number of target facilities enrolled in HIE
  • Denominator: Total number of target facilities

Criteria: 20% of the BSI QIA cohort (~20 facilities)

Requirements: Joining of an HIE or another evidence-based highly effective information transfer system as approved by the COR and CMS SME

Goals: 20% using HIE

Data Source: Self-reported

Interventions:
  • Identifying a state HIE 
  • Collaborate with Large Dialysis Organizations (LDOs)
  • Reduce barriers in accessing information during transitions of care

Mass HIWay:

The Network recommends dialysis facilities to enroll as Tier 4 or Tier 5 category

EHealth Exchange:  A Health Information Exchange (HIE) that is national in scope is identified.  It is called The Sequoia Project – Ehealth Exchange.  

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For more information:

Jaya Bhargava, Ph.D., CPHQ
Operations Director
203-285-1215
jbhargava@nw1.esrd.net

Krystle Gonzalez
Senior Data Coordinator
203-285-1225
kgonzalez@nw1.esrd.net