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100+ Healthcare Organizations Join Texas HIE Network for Care Coordination

An HIE partnership has brought together healthcare organizations across Texas to share patient health data through a single platform for care coordination.

The Texas Health Services Authority (THSA) has partnered with health IT vendor PointClickCare Technologies and C3 Health Information Exchange (HIE) to expand the Emergency Department Encounter Notification (EDEN) network to help drive care coordination across the state.

The collaboration has brought the number of participants contributing EDEN data to over 100. EDEN provides a single platform for notification alerts throughout Texas and leverages infrastructure developed to deliver comprehensive data to participants.

Community-based providers, post-acute facilities, health payers, and clinically integrated networks leverage EDEN data to improve care delivery.

"We're excited to partner with THSA to further drive interoperability across the state," Phil Beckett, C3HIE's CEO, said in a public statement.

"These partnerships are core to C3HIE's vision to develop healthier and connected communities, where the healthcare system puts the patient first, arming their care team with access to all the needed health data to make collaborative decisions and ensure the best possible health outcomes," Beckett added.

The EDEN data source network sends alerts on inpatient events as well as encounters at emergency departments, post-acute facilities, urgent care centers, and behavioral health facilities. The network also supports encounter alerting in non-acute settings if deemed care coordination priorities by its subscriber network.

"We are pleased to partner with PointClickCare and C3HIE to deliver best-in-class care coordination across the State of Texas," said George Gooch, CEO of THSA. "Real-time encounter notifications provide care teams invaluable insights at every stage of care, improving outcomes and helping avoid unnecessary and repeat hospital visits."

"Expanding the EDEN network and empowering providers across the entire care continuum is fundamental to our mission," Gooch continued.

The wide-reaching EDEN network offers visibility into patient utilization from various areas across the state, including Dallas, Ft. Worth, Corpus Christi, Midland, Nacogdoches, and other major metropolitan areas.

"We are thrilled to see the proliferation of this critical service in Texas. The EDEN platform is only as valuable as its participant network and this milestone truly represents a tipping point in our ability to improve outcomes for Texans at scale," said Evan Carter, senior market director at PointClickCare.

"The efforts taken by THSA, C3HIE, and our early adopters to socialize the value of this platform cannot be overstated in relation to our goal of making EDEN a health data utility viewed as critical infrastructure by providers, plans, and state agencies alike," he said.

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