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Ohio HIE Expands Partnership to Drive Interoperability, Data Usability

CliniSync, an Ohio HIE, has selected an interoperability platform from health IT vendor Health Catalyst to improve data usability.

The Ohio Health Information Partnership (OHIP), which operates CliniSync, a nonprofit health information exchange (HIE), has announced an expanded partnership that aims to improve interoperability and data usability.

OHIP selected the KPI Ninja interoperability platform from health IT vendor Health Catalyst.

"The expanded partnership with HCI and KPI Ninja will allow CliniSync to continue to expand and grow while meeting ongoing Stakeholder needs for better integration within the workflow and more actionable information," Dan Paoletti, CEO of the Ohio Health Information Partnership, said in a press release.

"This effort will help Ohio achieve data-driven strategies that will enhance coordination of care and support the population health needs of Ohio," Paoletti added.

HIE officials noted that the tool is set to improve stability and data usability for CliniSync users statewide.  

"We're excited to build on our existing partnership with The Ohio Health Information Partnership," said Dan Burton, CEO of Heath Catalyst. "This expansion of our work will enable CliniSync to ensure Ohio physicians, hospitals, and healthcare professionals have the information they need to deliver the high-quality patient care necessary to yield improved health outcomes."

Earlier this year, CliniSync announced a collaboration with The Health Collaborative (THC), another Ohio HIE, to establish a statewide HIE.

THC will continue to access HIE data and offer community health insights through the strategic alliance. The HIE plans to transition its customers to CliniSync by the end of 2023.

"The evolution of national interoperability is driving the need for HIEs to adapt and create new opportunities to provide value and improve patient care," Amy Andres, board chairwoman of Clinisync, said in a public statement at the time of the announcement.

"Having one information exchange serving the entire state will not only facilitate broad access to clinical data in a secure, efficient, and cost-effective manner but support innovative models to improve health outcomes for all Ohioans," Andres continued.

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