HIEs Do Double Duty As Public Health Utilities

The concept of a health data utility formalizes the wide scope of functions many health information exchanges already deliver. And work on social determinants of health is adding to the mix.

On the heels of this year’s Civitas Networks for Health 2022 Annual Conference, a Collaboration with the DirectTrust Summit, executives from two health information exchanges have shared with Healthcare IT News perspectives on their organizations’ roles as public health utilities, interoperability challenges, successes achieved during the pandemic and trends shaping the future for HIEs.

Our conversation features commentary from Erica Galvez, CEO of Manifest MedEx, the largest HIE in California, and Kyle Russell, CEO of Virginia Health Information, the non-profit organization that operates the commonwealth’s HIE, emergency care coordination program, all-payer claims database, and other data collection systems.

Read the full interview featuring Erica Galvez, CEO, Manifest MedEx, published in Healthcare IT News.