The Keystone Health Information Exchange (KeyHIE) was founded in 2005 and is both one of the oldest and largest HIEs in the United States. KeyHIE is governed as a Regional Health Information Organization (RHIO), with more than 50 separate healthcare organizations participating as members. Serving the Pennsylvania area including 53 counties, KeyHIE has hundreds of participating providers with the mission to provide timely and secure patient-focused exchange.
Jim Younkin, Director of Information Technology at the Geisinger Health System, joins us and shares his insights and experience from the Keystone Health Information Exchange. In order to succeed, he emphasizes the importance of patient privacy, organizational representation, showing immediate value and the need for the ability to connect with technology at any level.