SacValley MedShare QHIO: QHIO

SacValley MedShare QHIO provides Health Information Exchange (HIE) services to facilitate the secure exchange of health and social services information between participants so that our participants can provide the most informed whole person care available to their patients. 

What solutions does our QHIO provide its members

data exchange framework (dxf) compliance

SacValley MedShare was awarded Qualified Health Information Organization (QHIO) status in October 2023. As a California QHIO, SVMS can support your organization in meeting the mandated DxF data exchange requirements. We use best-in-class practices and cloud services to send and receive transactions, locate patient records based on demographic data, translate health data to conform with industry-standard terminologies, apply security measures, and more.

how does a QHIO Help?

Most healthcare organizations are closed on evenings, weekends, and holidays. SacValley MedShare allows doctors to access information 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Many northern Californians travel large distances for specialized care far away from their primary care and medical records. Patients have better outcomes when specialists and primary care physicians communicate. Sharing test results, coordinating care, and providing timely feedback improves the quality of care.

what types of data can we exchange

  1. Patient Demographics: Basic information about patients, such as name, date of birth, address, and contact details.
  2. Clinical Records: Detailed medical records, including diagnoses, medications, allergies, immunizations, and treatment plans.
  3. Laboratory Results: Information from laboratory tests, including blood tests, imaging results, and other diagnostic procedures.
  4. Radiology Results: Results generated from radiological examinations, such as X-rays, CT scans, and MRIs.
  5. Prescription History: Information about medications prescribed to patients, including dosage and frequency.
  6. Hospital Admissions and Discharge Summaries: Details about hospital admissions, including reasons for admission, procedures performed, and discharge summaries.
  7. Healthcare Encounter Data: Information about encounters with healthcare providers, such as office visits, surgeries, and other medical services.
  8. Care Plans: Plans outlining the course of treatment and care for specific health conditions.
  9. Immunization Records: Documentation of vaccinations received by patients.

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Need Support in achieving your DSA responsibilities

Join our Qualified Health Information Organization (QHIO) today. We are a designated QHIO under CalHHS Center for Data Insights and Innovation that can help healthcare entities in California comply with the CalHHS Data Exchange Framework, which will be mandated starting January 31, 2024.

Long before HIE was seen as vital and something to mandate, a group of visionaries focused on patient care saw the need for clinics and hospitals to share patient information. The idea was simple: one never knows when a patient will travel outside their home’s network of doctors and caregivers, so we must be ready when they do. This need is most acute in rural areas where medical conditions often require transfers. Those visionary caregivers started small, with a few hospitals and clinics, and built a solid foundation for providing doctors with the information they need at the bedside. The concept was so sound that other caregivers saw the need and were eager to join. Today, SVMS is one of California’s largest HIEs and includes not only hospitals and clinics but also counties, independent physicians, labs, imaging centers, health plans, ambulance companies, and counties. Thankfully, the core value of focusing on patient care remains the same. SVMS is now big, growing, and well-positioned to improve the lives of millions of people..

T Abraham

Regional Vice President Hospital Council Of Northern & Central California