Employing Health Information Exchanges (HIE) to Address the Social Determinants of Health

Employing Health Information Exchanges (HIE) to Address the Social Determinants of Health

Slides

This All In webinar featured three communities that are tackling population health priorities through the innovative use of Health Information Exchange (HIE) data, tools, and services. Presenters shared how they are leveraging the data and technical infrastructure of HIEs to facilitate integration of social determinants of health with clinical data and drive solutions to pressing community health challenges.

Projects Showcased

Louisiana Public Health Institute is working to use health information technology to share management and coordinate care among participant entities – aggregating data from electronic health records, proprietary and public community-level records, and public health information.

San Diego Health Connect is collaborating with healthcare systems, provider organizations, and community health centers across the county of San Diego to capture, aggregate, and present meaningful data to support community health efforts.

B’FRIEND is using an HIE to create a real-time data surveillance system that tracks fall-related emergency department visits and hospitalizations. The project is also integrating core medical data with other health, housing, environmental and social service data related to fall risks. 

Additional Resources

Read a summary of the questions asked by participants during the webinar and the answers provided by the presenters.

This bright spot highlights useful insights from the Louisiana Public Health Institute’s work to leverage health information technology to improve outcomes for individuals with serious mental illness.

This learning guide and supporting materials offer insights and lessons learned from San Diego Health Connect to those considering or already implementing a community health information exchange.

This project spotlight shares how B’FRIEND is creating a real-time data surveillance system that tracks fall-related emergency department visits and hospitalizations through CRISP, Maryland’s HIE.