State HIE

Portrait of Erica Galvez

HIE Bright Spots: Supporting Mental Health Care Coordination – Part 3

Erica Galvez | April 2, 2013

Last week we discussed the importance of health information exchange (HIE) and the work being done in Maryland to help make sure that providers receive important updates about patients. This week we want to share with our readers how HIE entities and automated, real time alerts can be critical in mental health care coordination for patients.

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Portrait of Kory Mertz

Georgia, Indiana, Montana and Nebraska Complete Consumer Innovation Challenge

Kory Mertz | March 29, 2013

In an effort to help consumers and patients get and use their own health information, the states of Georgia, Indiana, Montana and Nebraska took up an ONC challenge to implement innovative approaches to enable consumer-mediated exchange and open up patients’ access to their medical records.  Their innovative consumer engagement initiatives can be found at

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Portrait of The Honorable Martin O'Malley

MD Governor: Maryland’s HIE is a Platform for Innovation

The Honorable Martin O'Malley | March 18, 2013

To support innovation and progress in health care, I have made the construction of a health IT infrastructure one of our state’s top strategic priorities. My administration has promoted Electronic Health Record (EHR) adoption and supported the construction of a Maryland HIE (health information exchange). Connecting these systems to a common platform is the key to significant progress.

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