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Mass HIway Celebrates First HISP to HISP Connection

The Massachusetts Health Information Highway (Mass HIway) has reached a new milestone with its first HISP to HISP connection, an achievement that immediately benefits patients and providers at a group of Winchester, Mass.-area health care organizations and lays the groundwork for similar connections across the Commonwealth that can improve care quality through the secure and efficient transfer of electronic patient information.

Heywood Hospital, Gardner Visiting Nurse Association Share Patient Lab Results on the Mass HIway

Heywood Hospital and Gardner Visiting Nurse Association (GVNA) have developed a strong care delivery partnership. Their care coordination improved because the two organizations committed to sharing patient lab results electronically through the Massachusetts Health Information Highway (Mass HIway), the statewide health information exchange (HIE).

HIway Spotlight: CVS Caremark MinuteClinic Joins the HIway to Enhance Patient Care with UMass Memorial

CVS Caremark MinuteClinic (CVSMC), which operates 47 walk-in clinics in Massachusetts, and provides treatment for common family illnesses and injuries, administers vaccinations and offers other services, is collaborating with UMass Memorial Health Care (UMMHC) on a Mass HIway Implementation Grant that aims to share patient data electronically between the two organizations. The collaboration is designed to enhance patient care, lower overall costs and assist UMMHC in its migration toward value-based care.

EasCare Ambulance, Boston Healthcare for the Homeless Program, Eye HIE for Smoother Care Transitions

EasCare Ambulance Service LLC plays an integral role in Boston Healthcare for the Homeless Program’s efforts to provide medical service to one of the city’s most challenging populations to reach and maintain regular contact with.