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New Consortium Formed by Six Health Information Exchange Organizations Across the U.S.

Analysis  |  By Scott Mace  
   February 22, 2021

Individual and population health improvements is the aim of new Consortium for State and Regional Interoperability, offering a new way to share health information.

Offering a new way for health information exchange providers to share information, the Consortium for State and Regional Interoperability (CSRI) is the newest organization dedicated to robust electronic health data interoperability.

CSRI members include:

  • CRISP, with member organizations from Maryland, the District of Columbia, and West Virginia
  • Colorado Regional Health Information Organization (CORHIO)
  • CyncHealth, with member organizations from Nebraska and Iowa
  • Health Current, serving Arizona
  • Indiana Health Information Exchange (IHIE)
  • Manifest MedEx, serving California

The recent announcement of CSRI described these organizations as successful nonprofit HIEs with robust technology infrastructure, data stewardship expertise, and far-reaching data networks.

"CSRI is well-positioned to leverage economies of scale on projects that have the potential to move the interoperability needle in a big way," said Morgan Honea, CEO of CORHIO. "I … look forward to developing and delivering HIT that can help solve significant data problems."

CSRI aims to strengthen data exchange capabilities in several ways:

  • Develop solutions that providers, health plans, Medicaid programs, and public health departments can use across state lines and federal initiatives
  • Advance initiatives promoting robust, scalable health data exchange nationwide
  • Deliver insights so that federal agencies may advise HIEs on critical decisions, relieve administrative burden, and accelerate innovation.

Among the services and data its member organizations already provide during the current pandemic are supporting ordering and scheduling of tests, identification of high-risk patients, hospital bed capacity prediction, and dashboards bringing together test results, mortality, and hospitalization data. Other services help match test results with patient data to support contact tracing.

Scott Mace is a contributing writer for HealthLeaders.

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