Competitive California Providers' Patient-Centered HIE Model Protects Personal Health Information

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Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2:15 PM - 3:15 PM

Competitors John Muir Health and Hill Physicians Medical Group extend their respective health information exchanges (HIEs) to share results and improve care for their Northern California patient community.
Speaker Information:

Eric Saff, senior vice president and CIO, John Muir Health, Walnut Creek, Calif.
Craig Lanway, vice president and CIO, Hill Physicians Medical Group, San Ramon, Calif.


  • Explain the rationale for a collaboration between a competing integrated delivery network and independent practice association (IPA) to share confidential data encompassing their patient community of 4 million people in Northern California.
  • Understand the value of a patient-centered HIE model that enables expanding transmission of secure confidential patient information via two fundamental technologies, HIPAA-compliant connectivity services and a SaaS network platform.
  • Recognize the dire consequences of withholding patient data from your competitors and that collaborating for protected patient information exchange is a proven safety and care benefit to patients.
  • Delineate the benefits derived by both providers from the collaboration of secure patient data, including physician alignment, reduced cost, improved care, regulatory compliance, chronic care management, and support for active use of personal health records.