HealtheConnections supports public health by connecting local health departments to the health information exchange, providing data for disease surveillance, and partnering with health departments on research and the evaluation of public health initiatives.

helping address
social determinants of health (SDoH)

  • SDoH are conditions in the environment where people are born, live, learn, work, play and age that can influence health and well-being
  • We are promoting the use of SDoH screening tools (e.g., PRAPARE) to help standardize SDoH data, and the use of ICD-10 Z-Codes to document the information
  • HealtheConnections can play a role in making SDoH data centrally available on the HIE to support public health

support public health
clinics, outbreak investigations, and medical examiner

  • Querying comprehensive clinical patient records from hundreds of data sources
  • Sending secure, HIPAA-compliant communications for fast and easy-care coordination
  • Viewing results delivered into your own electronic health records system for easy access
  • Connecting to other state and federal partners
  • Support emergency preparedness

support public health

  • Public health reports of county data
  • Interactive disease prevalence reports based on HIE data (myPopHealth)

support public health
and evaluation activities

  • Using HIE data for public health research to investigate causes of disease
  • Using HIE data to evaluate public health initiatives, by monitoring health outcomes