In the Philadelphia region, the sheer number of facilities delivering acute care in close proximity to each other nearly guarantees that healthcare consumers frequently receive services from multiple hospitals and health systems, regardless of affiliation.

HealthShare Exchange (HSX) works to collect and provide data from 37 acute care hospitals and 2 specialty hospitals today. These hospitals and health systems utilize a wide range of services that allow them to be more informed about patients who have had clinical encounters at other outside facilities.  Through employment by HSX-member Hospitals and health systems, care providers are able able to engage with HSX services too.

Service Descriptions

Encounter Notification Service (ENS)

Supporting transitions of care, HSX members can subscribe to their patient populations and receive notifications when these patients have had encounters across the healthcare continuum. This would include an admission or discharge notification for hospitalizations including the emergency department, or post-acute care facilities. HSX’s external network connections support this service and provide patient access to this critical data across Delaware, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. This data can be delivered through a variety of delivery mechanisms and sent real-time or as a summary list.

Encounter Notification Service (ENS) Overview

Clinical Data Repository (CDR)

Our Master Patient Index (MPI) serves as a database to patients in the HSX membership region. With sophisticated algorithms to accurately search and confirm a patient, HSX members can access significant clinical and claims data in one central location. Retaining information from our direct members, statewide through the P3N, and nationally from eHealth Exchange, our members can see encounters, patient problems, medications procedures, Continuity of Care Documents (CCDs), lab results and more robust clinical data. This information can be accessed in a variety of different ways to support provider’s existing workflow.

Clinical Data Repository (CDR) Overview

Quality Reporting

  • Leveraging the CDR, current medical information can be accessed by authorized users to support quality reporting initiatives.

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Clinical Activity History (CAH)

HSX integrates with patient insurance providers to receive recent claims history. The patient’s insurance claims data is compiled into a Continuity of Care Document and is sent to requesting healthcare providers. Healthcare providers can access centralized clinical information through our Clinical Data Repository or in their Electronic Health Record via Direct Secure Messaging.

Clinical Activity History (CAH) Overview

Automated Care Team Finder (ACTF)

In an effort to support patient Transition of Care visits, HSX routes CCDs containing important discharge information to a patient’s Primary Care Provider. The service identifies patients through their healthcare insurance identification to quickly determine providers involved in medical care and automatically deliver pertinent clinical information through direct secure messaging.