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Maine HIE Org. Gets Every Acute-Care Hospital under Contract

May 21, 2013
by Gabriel Perna
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HealthInfoNet, the Portland, Maine-based non-profit that operates the statewide health information exchange (HIE), has announced that it has signed every single acute-care hospital within the state to connect to the query-based HIE.

Thirty-four of the state’s 38 hospitals in this area are already connected and HealthInfoNet expects the remaining four to connect by the end of the year. This will make Maine one of the few states in the country that has been able to get all of its hospitals connected to a query-based HIE. The first state do so was Maryland

 “This is a huge milestone for us and a testament to the collaborative nature of the hospital community in Maine,” Devore Culver, HealthInfoNet’s CEO, said in a statement. “We’re lucky in Maine. Our hospitals and ambulatory provider systems have chosen not to compete on patient data and agreed early on that creating a centralized system was in the best interest of patients.”

HealthInfoNet is also connected to 376 ambulatory provider sites including primary and specialty care practices, federally qualified health centers, mental health agencies, home health and long-term care providers. HealthInfoNet has worked to expand the HIE’s scope, in not only size, but in terms of the data shared. In August, it announced participation in the “Demonstrating the Preventative Care Value of Health Information Exchanges” initiative. This effort is aiming to establish technical standards and protocols that HIEs can use to report de-identified, population-level preventative care data to public health officials.

Below is a list and map showing the locations of the hospitals now connected or under contract with HealthInfoNet. Credit: HealthInfoNet

Hospitals Connected

Acadia Hospital

Aroostook Medical Center

Blue Hill Memorial Hospital

Bridgton Hospital

Calais Regional Hospital

Capital Family Practice

Cary Medical Center

Central Maine Medical Center

Charles A. Dean Hospital

Down East Community Hospital

Eastern Maine Medical Center

Franklin Memorial Hospital

Henrietta D. Goodall Hospital

Houlton Regional Hospital

Inland Hospital

Maine Coast Memorial Hospital

MaineGeneral Medical - Augusta

MaineGeneral Medical - Waterville

Maine Medical Center

Mayo Regional Hospital

Mercy Hospital

Mid Coast Hospital

Miles Memorial Hospital

Millinocket Regional Hospital

Mount Desert Island Hospital

Parkview Adventist Medical Center

Penobscot Bay Medical Center

Rumford Hospital

Sebasticook Valley Hospital

Southern Maine Medical Center

Spring Harbor Hospital

Stephens Memorial Hospital

St. Andrews Hospital

St. Joseph Hospital

St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center

Hospitals Under Contract

Redington-Fairview Hospital

Waldo County Community Hospital

York Hospital

Northern Maine Medical Center

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