Texas Health Resources connects with HIE for real-time patient data

HASA health information exchange links providers in North, South and West Texas.
By Mike Miliard
11:34 AM

Texas Health Resources has gone live with a health information exchange connecting the regions of North, South and West Texas, joining 32 other healthcare organizations in the Lone Star State.

The HIE, called HASA (Healthcare Access San Antonio), has more than 2 million patient records and encrypted data on more than 8.5 million patient encounters.

"It’s all about having the right information at the right time to make well-informed clinical decisions for the patient," said Joey Sudomir chief information officer at Texas Health Resources, in a statement. "Focusing on an individual’s health and well-being to deliver quality care is paramount, and through our collaborative effort with HASA, we’ll be able to do that beyond North Texas."

HASA officials are working to build out an advanced public HIE infrastructure, and said linking with THR is a big step in those efforts.

"Texas Health, physicians on the medical staff, along with Texas Health Physician Group, represent such a large part of the North Texas market – both in terms of the number of lives that they improve and the number of hospitals throughout the area," said Jim Hoag, market lead for HASA’s North Texas area. "They are critical to the coordination and delivery of healthcare and closing gaps in care through the public HIE."

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