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Hospital joins health information exchange


Uniontown Hospital announced this month that they have partnered with ClinicalConnect Health Information Exchange (HIE), western Pennsylvania’s health information exchange, which offers the secure and timely sharing of digital health care records between participating hospitals and providers.

The move is part of the hospital’s continued information technology advancements as a community hospital leader in implementation of technologies to streamline care while ensuring quality and competency.

“We have always worked to provide the most up-to-date technological solutions for our facility and ultimately, for our patients,” Uniontown Hospital Chief Information Officer Tricia Herman said. “This new partnership will allow our team to have the most comprehensive medical records for our patients and allow us to safely share and collect important health information in those critical moments of care when every detail is so vital.” 

Established in late 2011, ClinicalConnect HIE securely provides health care information to providers across the spectrum of care.

ClinicalConnect HIE supplies information on allergies, medications, lab results, hospitalizations, immunizations and other clinical data for the millions of patients participating in the Exchange to their health care providers enrolled in the program, including non-acute providers, like nursing homes, independent physician practices, rehabilitation and home health agencies and other types of health care providers.

“With this partnership with ClinicalConnect HIE, we will continue to provide the most accurate and timely care for our patients that rely on us each and every day,” Uniontown Hospital CEO Steve Handy said. “We are advancing our technology safely and securely to ensure that we are always here for our community when they need us.”

Chris Carmody, President of ClinicalConnect HIE said, “It is a pleasure to welcome Uniontown Hospital to ClinicalConnect HIE. Their ability to access and contribute health data through our secure health information exchange promotes better care for the patients of Fayette County and surrounding areas. This new partnership enables Uniontown Hospital to connect with the larger health care community throughout the region, the state and the nation.”

Uniontown Hospital joins 12 other area facilities including ACMH Hospital, Butler Health System, Excela Health, Heritage Valley Health System, Lawrence County Family Medicine, Pediatric Alliance, P.C., Presbyterian Senior Care, St. Clair Hospital, The Children’s Home – Pediatric Specialty Hospital and Child’s Way, The Children’s Institute of Pittsburgh, Washington Health System and UPMC as part of the ClinicalConnect HIE network. 

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