Arizona Health-e Connection (AzHeC) is a public-private partnership that improves health and wellness by advancing the secure and private sharing of electronic health information. A statewide non-profit, AzHeC drives the adoption and optimization of health information technology (HIT) and health information exchange (HIE) by:
AzHeC operates the Arizona Regional Extension Center (REC), which has assisted more than 3,000 providers in adopting electronic health records (EHRs) and achieving Meaningful Use. AzHeC’s other programs include statewide e-prescribing advancement and education, the Arizona HIE Marketplace, and spearheading health IT consumer education and awareness.
- serving as an educator and clearinghouse for HIT information; researching,
- developing and advocating statewide HIT policies; and
- leading and supporting provider adoption of HIT and HIE across Arizona.
AzHeC manages and operates The Network (the statewide health information exchange), that provides secure access to patient health information, as well as the secure exchange of patient health information between The Network and its participants. Through the secure sharing of health information among authorized participants, The Network is enabling Arizona’s health care community to improve health care coordination, quality and safety, and to reduce costs. The Network is Arizona’s largest and only statewide health information organization (HIO). Participants include hospitals, physicians, health plans, reference labs and other providers.
For more information about AzHeC, visit the following pages:
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