3rd Annual HIE Forum: eHealth Exchange

May 14, 12:30am, UTC - 4:30am, UTC

SSM Integrated Health Technologies

7980 Clayton Road

St. Louis, MO 63117


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Guest Speakers

Dr. Peter Schoch, Physician & Clinical Leadership Council Administrator SSM Health

SSM Health is a not-for-profit health system serving the comprehensive health needs of communities across the Midwest through one of the largest integrated delivery systems in the nation.  With care delivery sites in Illinois, Missouri, Oklahoma, and Wisconsin, SSM Health includes 20 hospitals, more than 60 outpatient care sites, a pharmacy benefit company, an insurance company, two nursing homes, comprehensive home care and hospice services, a technology company and two Accountable Care Organizations. ​With more than 8,500 physicians on medical staff and nearly 31,000 employees in four states, SSM Health is one of the largest employers in every community it serves. An early adopter of the electronic health record (EHR), SSM Health is a national leader for the depth of its​ ​EHR integration. SSM Health proudly participates in the following Health Information Networks: Missouri Health Connection (MHC), Coordinated Care Oklahoma, Illinois HIE, eHealth Exchange, Wisconsin Statewide Health Information Network, and Care Everywhere.


Jennifer Rosas, Director of eHealth Exchange – The Sequoia Project

In 2012, The Sequoia Project (previously Healtheway), was chartered as a non-profit 501(c)(3) to advance the implementation of secure, interoperable nationwide health information exchange.  The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, part of the US Department of Health and Human Services, transitioned management of its eHealth Exchange to The Sequoia Project for maintenance.  Since 2012, the Exchange has grown to become the largest health information exchange network in the country.  In 2014, it began to support additional interoperability initiatives beginning with Carequality.  It has assembled, through these initiatives, and engagement with government and industry, experts who can identify the barriers to interoperability and pioneer processes to make health information exchange work on a national level. It is a neutral body, inclusive of diverse participants, which allows the creation of practical solutions to data exchange problems. As a nonprofit operating in the public interest, the governance process insures transparent oversight of this work. The vision is to make the right health information accessible at the right place and time to improve the health and welfare of all Americans.

About Missouri's HIEs

Missouri Health Connection (MHC)

MHC is implementing Missouri’s secure, state-designated health information network. With 70 hospitals, and more than 350 clinics and community health centers, MHC’s network of participants deliver more than half of the inpatient care provided in Missouri. The network enables more than 7,000 physicians too quickly and securely access patient health records to improve care.


Tiger Institute Health Alliance (Tiger)

The Tiger Institute Health Alliance, a division of the Tiger Institute for Health Innovation is a coalition of health care organizations dedicated to improving the efficiency and quality of care delivery, while positively impacting the health of their communities and beyond. The Health Alliance consists of health care organizations throughout Missouri utilizing an array of advanced health information exchange solutions. Members began exchanging health information in early 2012 and represent hospitals, clinics, federally-qualified health centers, post-acute care providers, critical access hospitals and multiple health care providers.


Lewis and Clark Information Exchange (LaCIE)

LACIE participants are from both Kansas and Missouri and range in size from small independent physician practices to large academic medical centers. Incorporated in 2009 LACIE has been exchanging data since 2010 between independent healthcare organizations and providers. Their mission is to improve the overall health and economic status of their region through facilitation of data sharing across the community; delivering common capability that citizens, providers and institutions are able to use.