- The Strategic Health Information Exchange Collaborative (SHIEC) announced that three new state HIE members have joined the organization to boost care coordination, interoperability, and industry collaboration in an effort to improve patient outcomes. SHIEC’s newest members include the Connecticut Health Information Exchange (Connie), Health Sciences South Carolina (HSSC), and Big Sky Care Connect of Montana.
- SHIEC’s advocacy efforts will ensure that the three new members’ needs are presented in nationwide healthcare conversations surrounding critical topics such as health IT and patient data exchange. Furthermore, HIEs foster collaboration between healthcare stakeholders. Kenneth R. Deans Jr., president and chief executive officer of Health Sciences South Carolina (HSSC), noted that joining the HIE collaborative will aid HSSC in efficiently tackling public health goals.