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Princeton Community Hospital now part of the West Virginia Health Information Network
August 1, 2016 – Today the West Virginia Health Information Network (WVHIN) is pleased to announce that Princeton Community Hospital is now "live“ on WVHIN’s query-based health information exchange (HIE).

Pulmonary Associates of Charleston now part of West Virginia Health Information Network
July 18, 2016 – The West Virginia Health Information Network (WVHIN) today announced Pulmonary Associates of Charleston is now active on WVHIN’s query-based health information exchange (HIE).

Roane General Hospital now part of the West Virginia Health Information Network
March 14, 2016 – Today the West Virginia Health Information Network (WVHIN) is pleased to announce that Roane General Hospital is now "live“ on WVHIN’s query-based health information exchange (HIE).

Thomas Health System Physician Partners now part of the West Virginia Health Information Network
December 4, 2015 – Today the West Virginia Health Information Network (WVHIN) is pleased to announce that Thomas Health System Physician Partners are now "live“ on WVHIN’s query-based health information exchange (HIE).

Camden Clark Medical Center now part of the West Virginia Health Information Network
November 3 2015 – Today the West Virginia Health Information Network (WVHIN) is pleased to announce that Camden Clark Medical Center is now "live“ on WVHIN’s query-based health information exchange (HIE).

BioSense 2.0 Early Adopter Grant Program Award Announcement
September 8 2015 – The Healthcare Education Foundation of WV, in collaboration with the WV Office of Epidemiology and Prevention Services (OEPS) in collaboration with the WV Health Information Network (WVHIN) are pleased to announce the recipients for the 2015 BioSense 2.0 Early Adopter Grant Program.

The WVHIN’s query based network continues to grow
June 2nd 2015 – The West Virginia Health Information Network (WVHIN) has added Grant Memorial Hospital to the query based health information exchange.

WVHIN adds hospital number sixteen
May 18th 2015 – The West Virginia Health Information Network (WVHIN) welcomed Minnie Hamilton Health System to the query based health information exchange (HIE) during the month of May.

WVHIN adds hospital number fifteen to the HIE
May 7th 2015 – The West Virginia Health Information Network (WVHIN) welcomed Cabell Huntington Hospital to the query based health information exchange at the beginning of May.

WVHIN query based network adds another hospital
March 30th 2015 – The West Virginia Health Information Network (WVHIN) welcomed Sistersville General Hospital to the query based health information exchange (HIE) at the end of March.

West Virginia e-Directive Registry labeled a “Pioneer”
March 13th 2015 - A story in the New York Times notes that West Virginia is a “pioneer” when it comes to encouraging people to utilize an e-Directive registry for advanced directive forms.

BioSense 2.0 Early Adopter Grant Program - 2015
March 9th 2015 - The Healthcare Education Foundation of WV, in collaboration with The WV Office of Epidemiology and Prevention Services (OEPS) and the WV Health Information Network (WVHIN) is assisting West Virginia Hospital Emergency Departments (ED) in achieving connectivity to BioSense 2.0 through the WVHIN’s Health Information Exchange (HIE).

WVHIN participant named among the nation’s top 5 percent of hospitals for clinical excellence.
February 13, 2015 – Charleston Area Medical Center (CAMC) received the 2015 Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence (DHACE) from Healthgrades, the nation’s leading health care ratings company.

BioSense 2.0 Early Adopter Grant Program - 2015
December 18, 2014 – The Healthcare Education Foundation of WV, in collaboration with the The WV Office of Epidemiology and Prevention Services (OEPS) and the WV Health Information Network (WVHIN) is providing financial assistance to West Virginia Hospital Emergency Departments (ED) to achieve connectivity to BioSense 2.0 through the WVHIN’s Health Information Exchange (HIE).

WVHIN query based network now at a baker’s dozen.
December 10th 2014 - The West Virginia Health Information Network (WVHIN) welcomed Montgomery General Hospital to the query-based health information exchange (HIE) during the 4th quarter of 2014.

West Virginia Health Information Network is a Proud Partner in National Health IT Week
September 12th 2014 - This September, West Virginia Health Information Network (WVHIN) — as a partner in the advancement of health information technology to help improve healthcare —is a Proud Partner in National Health IT Week. 

The WVHIN names new Chief Information Officer
September 12th 2014 - The WVHIN is very pleased to announce that David Partsch joined the network as the new Chief Information Officer, effective September 1st 2014.

WVHIN now has a dozen hospitals connected to query based network
September 2nd 2014 - The West Virginia Health Information Network (WVHIN) welcomed Potomac Valley Hospital to the query-based health information exchange (HIE) during the 3rd quarter of 2014.

Two WV Hospitals named finalists for Best Hospital IT Department Award
August 19th 2014 - WVU Healthcare and Thomas Memorial Hospital are among the 85 finalists for the Healthcare IT News 2014 Best Hospital IT Department. The top 25 Best Hospital IT Departments will be named in the October issue of Healthcare IT News.

BioSense 2.0 Early Adopter Grant Program Award Announcement
March 19th 2014 - The WV Office of Epidemiology and Prevention Services (OEPS) in collaboration with the WV Health Information Network (WVHIN) announce the recipients for the BioSense 2.0 Early Adopter Grant Program.

The WVHIN featured in the latest edition of the WV Executive Magazine
March 18th 2014 – The West Virginia Health Information Network (WVHIN) has an article and advertisement featured in the Winter 2014 edition of the West Virginia Executive Magazine.

RFP – Implementation and On-Boarding Project
February 14th 2014 - The West Virginia Health Information Network is soliciting proposals to provide implementation, administrative and training for WVHIN services including WVDirect Secure Messaging and Full Exchange Health Information Exchange (HIE) etc. to the healthcare community.

BioSense 2.0 Early Adopter Grant Program
December 6th 2013 - The WV Office of Epidemiology and Prevention Services (OEPS) in collaboration with the WV Health Information Network (WVHIN) is pleased to announce a grant program for BioSense 2.0.

Nine West Virginia Hospitals Embrace Cutting Edge Technology with WVHIN’s Health Information Exchange
August 13, 2013 – Hospitals use Health Information Exchange to electronically exchange patient health information to support patient-centered care.

Kathy Moore: This CIO is helping to launch a massive health information exchange.
July 15, 2013 – Kathy Moore, Chief Information Officer of the WVHIN was published in the July 15 2013 edition of Computerworld Magazine. The article is a Q&A session with Kathy regarding her thoughts about being involved with the WVHIN and lauching a Health Information Exchange.

West Virginia Partners with other States to Prepare for the Seamless Exchange of Health Records after Disasters
July 11, 2013 - The WVHIN has partnered with 9 other state health information exchange programs to enable the seamless exchange of health records via the DIRECT protocol in the event patients are dislocated due to a natural disaster.

Another Recipient Announced for Health Information Exchange (HIE) Early Adopter Grant Program
March 26, 2013 - The WV Health Care Authority (HCA) in collaboration with the WV Health Information Network (WVHIN) is pleased to announce Grafton City Hospital has been awarded a grant under the Early Adopter Grant Program for Health Information Exchange.

Recipients Announced for Health Information Exchange (HIE) Early Adopter Grant Program
March 6, 2013 - The WV Health Care Authority (HCA) and WV Health Information Network (WVHIN) award grants to five hospitals as part of the Early Adopter Grant Program for Health Information Exchange (HIE).

Early Adopter Grant Program for Health Information Exchange
January 24, 2013 - The WV Health Care Authority (HCA) in collaboration with the WV Health Information Network (WVHIN) is pleased to announce a grant program for early adopters of the WV Health Information Exchange (HIE).

WVHIN Connects Doctors to Patients
December 18, 2012 - The State Journal features the WVHIN in an article describing services and goals for the future.

West Virginia Recognized as Leader in Advancing the Use of Health Information Technology
December 5, 2012 - West Virginia Health Information Network (WVHIN) transforms healthcare through the electronic exchange of patient health information across the State of West Virginia.

GCH & WVHIN Partner for Patient Care
Written by Whitney Wetzel- The State Health Information Network and Grafton City Hospital are working together to store patient information electronically, through an e-mail service called West Virginia Direct.