The Northern and Central New Jersey Health Information Exchange (HIE) Collaborative, incorporated February 1 under the name “Jersey Health Connect,” has been awarded a grant through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. Jersey Health Connect is one of four HIEs to be granted funds from the $11.4 million that the New Jersey Health Care Facilities Financing Authority received from the Department of Health and Human Services.
The funds will help the collaboration of competing providers to support rapid stakeholder expansion and adoption of current data exchange efforts regionally and state-wide. The Collaboration selected Atlanta-based RelayHealth’s connectivity network as the platform for clinical network sharing.
Jersey Health Connect is comprised of over 25 healthcare facilities and two large physician practice groups. Together they connect 700 physicians, two participating hospital systems, more than 385,000 patient records, and more than 25,000 local residents actively communicating with their physicians in large and small practices across the region.