Hawai‘i HIE Hosts Record Attendance at Health IT Summit

500+ providers and staff gathered Sept. 19, 2015, to hear State Sen. Josh Green, MD, Health Director Virginia Pressler, MC, and many other health IT leaders. Also in this issue: 2015 Health IT Leader Dr. Stephen Miyasato is recognized. Read the Hawaii HIE Newsletter.


Hawaii HIE to Act as Hub for Quality Data Exchange Between HMSA and Providers  (December 2014)

The Hawai`i Health Information Exchange (Hawai`i HIE) will now serve as the vehicle for exchanging patient data between HMSA and providers participating in the health plan’s quality initiatives, including patient-centered medical home (PCMH) programs, pay-for-quality programs, and hospital value-driven health care programs.
HMSA membership data and laboratory data from Clinical Labs of Hawaii and Diagnostic Laboratory Services, Inc. can now be transmitted through Hawai`i HIE. Having laboratory data populate Applied Research Works’ Cozeva pay-for-quality dashboard is saving providers and their staff hours of manual data entry, helping to ensure the accuracy of the data, and facilitating faster receipt of HMSA incentive payments.
In August, Hawai‘i HIE and HMSA, the state’s largest health insurance provider, took a giant step toward enhancing the quality of care for more than 700,000 HMSA members by entering into a data-sharing agreement, allowing HMSA to utilize the technology infrastructure being developed by Hawai‘i HIE to securely transfer patient lab test results to its network of health care providers.


State Sen. Rosalyn Baker Wins National Award  (September 2014)

An HIMSS Health Information Technology Leadership Award was given to Sen. Baker for her support of health IT in Hawai‘i, and sponsorship of Senate Concurrent Resolution 36, which recognizes the Hawai‘i Health Information Exchange as the State-Designated Health Information Exchange.
Read the HIMSS article.

Hawai‘i HIE and HMSA Sign Data Sharing Agreement: Real-Time Patient Data To Improve Quality of Care  (August 2014)

The Hawai‘i Health Information Exchange and HMSA, the state’s largest health insurance provider, recently made a giant leap forward to enhance the quality of care for more than 700,000 HMSA members.
Through a data sharing agreement, HMSA is now able to utilize the technologically infrastructure being developed by the Hawai‘i Health Information Exchange to securely transfer patient lab test results to its network of healthcare providers.  Electronic access to a patient’s lab data gives physicians and other healthcare providers the results of lab tests faster to make sound clinical decisions. This aids in making proper diagnoses, reduces delays in treatment, and eliminates redundant testing if a patient is referred to another healthcare provider.
Read the Pacific Business News article.


Hawai‘i Health Information Exchange is Re-designated as the Official Statewide Health Information Exchange  (May 2014)

The legislature recently designated Hawai‘i Health Information Exchange (Hawai‘i HIE) as the only fully operational, statewide health information exchange for Hawaii. This reaffirms the Hawai‘i HIE’s initial designation in September 2009.
Please see the below link for the final House Concurrent Resolution (HCR) 40:


Queen’s Medical Center and Queen’s Medical Center West Oahu join the Hawaii Health Information Exchange  (February 2014)

Read the Pacific Business News article.


Castle, Hawaii Pacific Health join data-sharing network (September 2013)

Read the Honolulu Star-Advertiser article.


Electronic health records increasingly used in isles (July 2013)

Read the Honolulu Star-Advertiser article.



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