WVHIN HIE SERVICES

Health Information Exchange

WVHIN’s robust Health Information Exchange (HIE) service allows providers to “query” or look up available patient health information within a network. With the click of a mouse, providers can access information such as patient labs, past procedures, diagnosis, medications, and send required information to the Bureau for Public Health for public health reporting purposes.

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Encounter Notification Service (ENS)

ENS enables physicians to receive real-time alerts when a patient is hospitalized.

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WVDirect

WVDirect is a simple, encrypted messaging solution for health care providers. Essentially secure email, WVDirect allows health care providers to quickly share messages and health information need to provide patient care. Providers may choose to access WVDirect through the WVHIN’s HIE or as a stand-alone service.

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Ambulatory Integration

The WVHIN is currently integrated with numerous provider organizations across the region. Ambulatory Connectivity will focus on expanding integrations with providers in multiple care settings beyond the hospitals to include both physician practices and post-acute care facilities. This connectivity will facilitate the electronic access and exchange of patient information between providers. The purpose of this is to improve health outcomes, reduce costs, and improve care coordination among providers by making clinical data from multiple care settings available to providers at the point of care.

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WV E-Directive Registry

The West Virginia Health Information Network (WVHIN) offers health care providers access to the WV e-Directive Registry. This registry, hosted by the WV Center for End of Life Care, is the most comprehensive online all-inclusive advance directive and medical order registry in the United States. Providers may choose to access the WV e-Directive Registry through the WVHIN’s HIE or as a stand-alone service.

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