ICA (Nashville, Tenn.), a provider of comprehensive Health Information Exchange (HIE) solutions to integrated delivery networks (IDNs), communities and states, announced that it has signed a contract with the Peoria, Ill.-based Central Illinois Health Information Exchange (CIHIE). The new health information exchange (HIE) will serve approximately 1.3 million people in 20 counties in the Peoria, Bloomington, Champaign, and Decatur areas of Illinois. In addition, CIHIE has signed up several participants to begin implementation of the exchange immediately.
The CIHIE service area currently covers a population of approximately 1.3 million people and includes 27 hospitals, 20 health departments, 2,800 physicians, 280 pharmacies, 12 labs and imaging centers and numerous ancillary healthcare providers such as rehabilitation centers, behavioral healthcare, long-term facilities and nursing homes. The current Charter Members of CIHIE are Advocate BroMenn Medical Center in Normal, Decatur Memorial Hospital, Easter Seals, Heartland Community Health Clinic, the Human Service Center - a subsidiary of Fayette Companies, Methodist Medical Center of Illinois, Proctor Hospital, OSF Saint Francis Medical Center, St. Mary’s Hospital in Streator, St. Mary's Hospital in Decatur, and the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria.