Manifest MedEx CEO on the Path Forward for HIEs, and Connecting Healthcare in California

In the past two years, Manifest MedEx (MX), now the largest nonprofit health data exchange in California, has rapidly grown after being formed as the result of a merger between San Francisco-based California Integrated Data Exchange (Cal INDEX) and the San Bernardino-based Inland Empire Health Information Exchange (IEHIE) back in 2017.

With offices in Northern and Southern California, the HIE facilitates the secure exchange of 11 million patient claims records and 5 million patient clinical records, and is on a mission to connect healthcare in California.

At the time of Manifest MedEx’s launch in 2017, and as reported by Healthcare Innovation Editor-in-Chief Mark Hagland, the merger combined the 11.7 million claims records from Cal INDEX founding members Blue Shield of California and Anthem Blue Cross with the 5 million clinical patient records of IEHIE and its 150 participating partners.

At the same time, it was announced that Claudia Williams, former White House technology senior advisor, was tapped to lead the new organization as CEO. At the time of the announcement, Mark Savage, chairman of the Cal INDEX Board of Directors and director of health information technology policy and programs for the National Partnership for Women & Families, said of Williams: “Claudia is the ideal candidate to lead this new entity. She is a strategic and transformational leader with national experience managing and scaling health information exchanges. With Claudia, California’s statewide HIE gets the rare combination of breadth and depth.”

Read full article published in Healthcare Innovation.