Surescripts expands its HIEs network

August 13, 2013

Surescripts this week announced it has added 19 state health information exchanges and health information service providers to its network, which is the largest in the nation.

Surescripts this week announced it has added 19 state health information exchanges (HIEs) and health information service providers (HISPs) to its network, which is the largest in the nation.

Participants in the Surescripts network can share clinical data electronically.

“We are undergoing a significant shift from a volume- to value-based healthcare system, and our business is evolving to meet the future needs of the entire healthcare eco-system,” said Harry Totonis, Surescripts’ president and CEO. “The continued growth of the Surescripts network is driven by the fact that healthcare communities are realizing that electronic health information exchange is necessary to transform the way healthcare is delivered at the patient level.”

The new participants are Cerner Corporation, Chesapeake Regional Information System, CliniSync, Colorado Regional Health Information Organization, Great Lakes HIE, Greater Rochester Regional Health Information Organization, HealtheConnections RHIO, HealthInfoNet, Illinois HIE, Informatics Corporation of America, Iowa HIE, Keystone Health Information Exchange, MaxMD, Michigan Health Connect, Michigan Health Information Network Shared Services, Quest Diagnostics, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Western New York Clinical Information Exchange, and West Virginia Health Information Network.

“Surescripts understands the diverse needs of organizations within the healthcare industry, and as such, we have created a network that offers robust and innovative solutions that support standard formats, workflow, processes, and customized message content,” said Jeff Miller, Surescripts’ senior vice president and general manager of clinical interoperability. “We are committed to offering scalable information exchange solutions to get the right information, in the right hands, at the right time, resulting in more efficient workflows, higher quality of care, and increased patient safety.”