CEO: Health Data 'Tide is Turning'

Reid Health has a presence in Indiana and Ohio. Reid Health has a presence in Indiana and Ohio.

The Indiana Health Information Exchange has announced a partnership with an Ohio counterpart. The agreement with The Health Collaborative involves data for Hoosier patients of Richmond-based Reid Health seeking medical care in Ohio. IHIE Chief Executive Officer John Kansky says the collaboration represents how "the tide is turning" in the health care data industry. He says the shift is on to make exchanges more responsive to needs of the health care system.

Reid Hospital's footprint covers six east central Indiana counties and three counties in Ohio. In all, the organization serves around 280,000 patients. Kansky says "all healthcare information should follow the patient. We are proud to have these partners in preserving the confidence, trust and integrity of the data so that patients receive the best care possible."

IHIE says it has supplied The Health Collaborative's Health Bridge service line with clinical results for physicians treating Ohio patients in Indiana since 2009. Kansky says the now-seven-year-old agreement was the first-of-its-kind in the nation. The organizations say the information exchanged includes dozens of data sets, including clinical reports, summaries and radiology results.

The Health Collaborative CEO Craig Brammer says "no other region in this country can provide the depth of data exchange and the two-way flow of information that we have accomplished here. This collaboration provides a real world example of a bold vision for connecting healthcare not just in this region but across the nation."

Kansky believes the IHIE will have more partnership announcements by the end of the year and tells Inside INdiana Business "it's going to be a long time before the country is fully-connected, but there's a lot of good movement in this area."

Chief Executive Officer John Kansky says the organization is working toward additional partnerships.
  • Perspectives

    • How to Build an Effective Team

      Many leaders who are looking to increase overall productivity at their company are implementing collaborative team environments. This growing trend is backed up by a recent study that states collaborative work environments lead to an increase in overall profitability. However, teams are only effective if built correctly. Don’t expect a group of employees to work well together if you throw them in a room without cultivating any sort of trust or team building.



  • Most Popular Stories

    • Eleven Fifty to Move Headquarters

      Eleven Fifty Academy has announced plans to relocate. The nonprofit coding academy says it will invest $5 million to move its national headquarters to a 25,000-square-foot space in downtown Indianapolis near the Indiana Statehouse. Eleven Fifty says it will maintain its existing space in Fishers and has additional plans to add more locations statewide in the future. The organization says it aims to bring its staff to more than 150 over the next six years. Founder Scott Jones...

    • (photo courtesy The Times of Northwest Indiana)

      Hammond Pulls 135 Jobs from Illinois

      A Hammond factory recently vacated by Michigan-based Lear Corp. didn’t sit empty for very long. Midland Metal Products has taken over the former seat factory, having relocated from Chicago after 95 years. 

    • ‘Transformation’ Continues in Westfield

      Indiana’s fastest growing city is showing no signs of slowing down.  Mayor Andy Cook says now that Westfield has established itself as a destination for family sports with the Grand Park Sports Campus, the $35 million Grand Junction Plaza will transform the city’s downtown into a destination, a place “where people want to be.”   Cook says the project, more than a decade in the making, is an example of a place making strategy necessary for Midwest...
    • Gateway Park will lead into the downtown district.

      Plans For New Muncie Facility Halted

      Plans for a $75 million project at the former BorgWarner site in Muncie have come to a halt.  Nigel Morrison, director of Waelz Sustainable Products LLP says “a campaign of misinformation tainted the process and ultimately made it impossible for the city council to continue supporting the project.” The project was first announced in January and was slated to create up to 90 new jobs. The announcement follows the opposition of Muncie residents who...

    • Kevin Jowitt

      Noblesville Police Chief Stepping Down

      Noblesville Police Chief Kevin Jowitt as announced that he will retire in January. He has served 43 years in law enforcement, the past 10 as chief. The city is one of only nine Indiana agencies that have national and state accreditation and is the only department in the region to have police officers in every school building.