The Greater Houston Health Information Exchange became operational in December following successful data exchanges between two group practices using the federally sponsored Direct Project protocols for secure clinical messaging.

Three-site Northwest Diagnostic Clinic and Digestive & Liver Disease Consultants participated in the data exchange. The not-for-profit HIE is a collaborative of the Harris County Healthcare Alliance, a coalition of providers; and the Center for Houston’s Future, with brings together community and business organizations to facilitate regional strategic planning.

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