Our Mission

Provide the health care community with a trusted, integrated and seamless electronic structure enabling medical data exchange necessary for high-quality, patient-centered care



Our Vision

Foster high quality, patient-centered care facilitated by health information technology


WVHIN Timeline

  • 2018

    Transformation

    January – WVHIN successfully transitions from a state agency to a self-sustaining, non-profit organization, WVHIN, Inc. New board members, representing participants (hospitals, physicians, behavioral health and long-term care providers) are elected.

    January – Encounter Notification Services (ENS) generates over 25,000 notifications a week to 132 provider locations.

    January – Genesis Healthcare joins the WVHIN going live with four Long Term Care locations.

    January – Genesis Healthcare is submitting ADT and CCD data to the WVHIN.

    February – The “Universal Landing Page” is piloted serving as a portal to all key information for health care providers.

    February – Thirty-two additional Genesis Healthcare facilities go live.

    February – Marshall Health completes its full connection to the WVHIN

    March– 147 Practice locations are using ENS and sent more than 127,500 notifications.

    June– 177 Practice locations are using ENS, and Highmark WV joined the WVHIN as a participating organization.

    August– Valley Health (FQHC) begin publishing ADT and CCD data to the WVHIN.

    September– WVHIN has received approval for continued funding from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services for the 2018-2019 year. This funding will allow WVHIN to continue to provide patient data at the point of care with innovative technology. 30 hospitals, numerous ambulatory practices, long-term care and dialysis treatment providers are publishing ADT/SIU Encounter Data to the WVHIN. See the Connected Providerslist on our website.

    October– Kindred Health at Home, Logan Regional Medical Center, Raleigh General Hospital, Davis Medical Center and Broaddus Hospital all go live with publishing ADTs to the WVHIN!

  • 2017

    Transition

    January – Fairmont Regional Medical Center goes live. That’s hospital number 21.

    February – Summersville Regional Medical Center goes live. That’s number 22.

    March – Legislation is passed and WVHIN begins planning for its transformation from a state agency to a self-sustaining, non-profit organization.

    March – The WVHIN welcomes five new hospitals, one in Ohio – East Ohio Regional Hospital and four in West Virginia. Numbers 23 – 27 are St. Francis, Ohio Valley Medical Center, Beckley ARH, and Summers County ARH.

    March – The WVHIN and Kentucky Health Information Exchange (KHIE) sign an agreement to begin sharing data. That will bring information from 90+ Kentucky hospitals.

    May – Thomas Health System Physician Partners joins through the WVHIN/Greenway Health Hub.

    June – United Hospital Center join the WVHIN. That’s WV Hospital number 28.

    June – Through the new partnership with CRISP, WVHIN begins receiving health information from all 47 hospitals in Maryland, all 6 Delaware, all 9 in Washington DC, and 18 in Northern Virginia, along with WV’s Hampshire and War Memorial Hospitals. They are WV hospitals 29 & 30! Health information also becomes available for over 90 long term care facilities in Maryland.

    Summer – NarxCare goes live at WVU Healthcare and Wheeling Hospitals to identify potential risk factors for substance use disorders.

    October – Jackson General Hospital goes live. That’s WV hospital number 31.

    November – Fresenius Medical Care goes live bringing WVHIN services to thirty-eight renal care clinics in WV.

  • 2016

    Expansion

    January – Over 40 organizations now connected to the WVHIN for Public Health Reporting

    March – Roane General Hospital becomes hospital number 19 connected to the WVHIN

    July – Pulmonary Associates of Charleston becomes the first independent physician practice connected to the WVHIN’s HIE – The second of the WVHIN/Greenway Health Hub Project

    August – Princeton Community Hospital becomes hospital number 20 connected to the WVHIN

    September – 5 Grant Memorial Hospital affiliated provider practices join the WVHIN – all part of the WVHIN/Greenway Health Hub Project which now totals 7 organizations and 19 office locations.

    October – WVHIN announces its partnership with the Chesapeake Regional Information System for our Patients (CRISP). CRISP becomes the provider of services that powers the WVHIN’s Health Information Exchange.

    November – Encounter Notification Services (ENS) is implemented as a service for WVHIN participants

  • 2015

    More Connectivity

    February – West Virginia e-Directive Registry reaches 100 organizations

    March – West Virginia e-Directive Registry labeled as a Pioneer in the world of hospice palliative care by the New York Times

    March – Sistersville General Hospital becomes hospital number 14 connected to the WVHIN. Cabell Huntington Hospital becomes hospital number 15 connected to the WVHIN

    April – WVDirect is averaging 30,000 messages per quarter. Over 30 organizations now connected to the WVHIN for Public Health Reporting

    May – Minnie Hamilton Health System becomes hospital number 16 connected to the WVHIN

    June – Grant Memorial Hospital becomes hospital number 17 connected to the WVHIN

    November – Camden Clark Medical Center becomes hospital number 18 connected to the WVHIN

    December – Thomas Health System Physician Partners are now “live” on the WVHIN HIE – The first of the WVHIN/Greenway Health Hub Project. The number of clinical queries to the WVHIN’s HIE exceeds 200,000 for the quarter

  • 2014

    Growth & New Services

    March – Wetzel County Hospital becomes hospital number 10 connected to the WVHIN

    April – Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital becomes hospital number 11 connected to the WVHIN

    March – WVDirect, the WVHIN’s secure clinical messaging system is launched.

    September – Potomac Valley Hospital becomes hospital number 12 connected to the WVHIN

    July – First medical organizations connected to the WVHIN for Public Health Reporting

    December – Montgomery General Hospital elevates the WVHIN to a baker’s dozen of connected hospitals

    December – The number of clinical queries to the WVHIN’s HIE exceeds 150,000 for the quarter

  • 2013

    Network Growth

    August – Network grows to 9 hospitals (adding Monongalia General Hospital, Preston Memorial Hospital, Thomas Memorial Hospital, Grafton City Hospital and St. Mary’s Medical Center) connected to the HIE

  • 2012

    New Hospital Connectivity

    May – Wheeling Hospital is the first hospitals connected to the WVHIN for full HIE query functions

    June – WVU Hospitals (Ruby Memorial, Jefferson Medical Center, Berkeley Medical Center) are the next 3 hospitals connected to the WVHIN

  • 2011

    Major Achievement

    In August 2011, the WVHIN chose Truven Health Analytics as its technical services partner. Together with Truven Health and its strategic partners, the WVHIN has made the electronic exchange of patient health information a reality for health care providers and patients across the State of West Virginia.

  • 2010

    First Steps

    In February 2010, the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources received $7.8 million in federal funds as part of the State Health Information Exchange Cooperative Agreement Program. The West Virginia Health Information Network (WVHIN) is using these funds to launch WVHIN’s statewide electronic health information exchange services.