The West Virginia Health Information Network (WVHIN) was launched in 2006 by the West Virginia legislature. In 2010, federal funds were given to the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources as part of the State Health Information Exchange Cooperative Agreement Program. WVHIN has since been using these funds to work to make electronic HIE a reality across West Virginia. The vision of this effort is to foster high quality, patient centered care facilitated by health information technology.
David Partsch, Chief Information Officer of the West Virginia Health Information Network (WVHIN) shares his experiences in the world of healthcare as it evolves to rely on technological solutions. He discusses the importance of a defined sustainability model, integrating the provided information into clinicians’ established workflows and a focus on providing solutions to stakeholders.