Project Intro

The Massachusetts eHealth Collaborative provides the Executive Director and expert staff to support the New Hampshire Health Information Organization (NHHIO), as well as assisting in the vision, strategy, and plan execution of the organization. NHHIO is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization created by legislation whose mission is to securely connect healthcare communities to share patient health information needed for informed care decisions. The NHHIO is governed by a multi-stakeholder board of health care providers, consumers, employers, state agencies, and others who oversee its mission and vision to collaborate with hospitals, physicians, community health centers, long term care providers, home care providers and other clinicians involved in the delivery of healthcare.

At a Glance

Project

New Hampshire Health Information Organization (NHHIO)

Situation

In 2010 MAeHC was engaged by the NH DHHS in response to a planning collaborative agreement from the US HHS Office of the National Coordinator to support statewide health information exchange strategic and operational planning and deployment in the State of New Hampshire.

Results

  • NHHIO has over 95+ participating organizations that include behavioral health, post-acute long term and home care, large hospitals, critical access hospitals, federally qualified health centers, providers, payers, and the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services, exchanging data securely across the state.
  • Organizations are exchanging over 350,000 secure messages and documents on a monthly basis.

MAeHC Services

MAeHC drafted the state’s HIE strategic and operational plan in collaboration with 6 multi-stakeholder workgroups. MAeHC worked with stakeholders and legislators to help create the New Hampshire Health Information Organization (NHHIO), the state’s new public-private HIE organization and statewide HIE governance body. MAeHC supported the work groups’ development of a full set of privacy & security policies & procedures, a pricing model, and participation agreements. MAeHC managed the TSP vendor selection process with input from key stakeholders and clinicians. MAeHC is now providing NHHIOs Executive Director and key staff and is managing NHHIO operations including vendor contracting/management, customer acquisition, and health information exchange services launch.