Three Indiana hospitals join state?s HIE network

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Saint Anthony Medical Center, Saint Anthony Memorial and Saint Margaret Mercy are now using results delivery/clinical messaging service of the Indiana Health Information Exchange (IHIE).

The hospitals serve patients in northwest Indiana and make up the Northern Indiana Region of the Sisters of Saint Francis Health Services (SSFHS) health system, a charter member of IHIE.

"We are pleased to add these four hospitals to our growing network," said J. Marc Overhage, MD, president and CEO of the IHIE, director of medical informatics at the Regenstrief Institute. "These additions to our network demonstrate the value of the service and reinforce the commitment of these communities to provide the best healthcare possible for their patients."

The DOCS4DOCS service, developed by the Regenstrief Institute and run in conjunction with IHIE, is a secure, web-based service that delivers clinical reports such as transcription, radiology and laboratory to physician offices, replacing traditional delivery systems such as courier and postal mail.

Saint Anthony Memorial is located in Michigan City, Ind., primarily serving La Porte and Porter Counties in Indiana as well as Berrien County, Michigan. Saint Anthony Medical Center is located in Crown Point, Ind., and serves Lake County and surrounding communities. Saint Margaret Mercy has hospital locations in Hammond and Dyer, Ind., serving locations in northwest Indiana and southeast Chicago, according to the IHIE.