HIMSS17 TOOK PLACE IN ORLANDO, FL
February 19-23, 2017
The Patient-Centered Data Home (PCDH) is a scalable method of making patient data available via connected HIE organizations. Set up by the exchange of zip code information and the resolution of governance and trust issues, PCDH is based on triggering episode alerts, which notify providers a care event has occurred outside of the patients’ “home” HIE, and confirms the availability and the specific location of the clinical data. This enables providers to initiate a simple query to access real-time information across state and regional lines and the care continuum. PCDH is an initiative of the Strategic Health Information Exchange Collaborative (SHIEC), a national trade association for HIEs that puts into practice the vision that clinical data should be available whenever and wherever care occurs and “centered” around the patient to improve patient care. SHIEC has successfully connected 10 HIEs in different parts of the country via three initial PCDH initiatives. The goal is to connect all participating HIEs, currently 48, across the country. As HIEs join SHIEC, they will be invited to join PCDH.