Exploring How HIEs Can Support Public Health Surveillance

Community-wide health information exchange (HIE) data offers unique opportunities to inform, support, and promote initiatives aimed at improving health in our communities. HealtheConnections has partnered with Lantana Consulting Group to investigate public health use cases for HIE data. A strategic partnership with Lantana is a natural fit, given their focus on helping healthcare providers, government providers and insurance providers with information exchange and health data management

Our work explores how HIEs can support public health surveillance by making healthcare data more easily reportable and more complete. The most recent analytic projects focused on two public health use cases for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN). Since NHSN relies heavily on data reported by healthcare partners to maintain a national healthcare-associated infection tracking system, it was an ideal opportunity to demonstrate the value of HIE data.

For additional information on both use cases and to access the complete article, please click the link below.