Lewis And Clark Information Exchange (LACIE) is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization. It is governed by a collaborative of board of directors that consists of hospitals, providers, large employers, consumer advocates, and Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC). LACIE participants are from both Kansas and Missouri and range from small physician practices to large hospital systems. LACIE was formed in 2009 and has been exchanging data since 2010. LACIE is a regional health information exchange (HIE) committed to enhancing patient safety by eliminating obsolete paper-based medical records and combining patient data into a single, widely available digital record.
LACIE’s mission is to improve the overall health and economic status of the region through the facilitation of data sharing across the community. LACIE delivers a set of common capabilities that citizens, providers, and institutes are able to use.
For this case study, Mike Dittemore, Executive Director of LACIE, was interviewed about their patient and provider engagement efforts.