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ClinicalConnect HIE strives to help the region’s healthcare providers improve care by providing patient-centered, accountable care, and by creating a model that can be replicated nationwide.

Record Progress: VA Patients' Care Will Improve With File Sharing

April 11, 2014

By the end of the year, the VA’s health database in Western Pennsylvania will be linked into a regional one called ClinicalConnect...

Region's Health Information exchange Marks Major Milestone

April 11, 2014

ClinicalConnect Health Information Exchange recently marked a milestone by helping the region’s health care providers share more than 1 million medical documents while caring for patients...

ClinicalConnect Reaches Major Milestones to Improve Patient Care in Western Pa.

April 11, 2014

More than 11,000 users, including doctors, nurses and therapists, from a dozen health care organizations in western Pennsylvania have exchanged more than 1 million clinical documents—a milestone for the state’s largest health information exchange...

Region's Hospitals, VA Eye Records Exchange

April 8, 2014

UPMC and several other regional hospitals could soon be swapping patient records with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, part of an ongoing VA effort to share medical charts with community hospitals...

Presby SeniorCare joins Clinical Connect

August 20, 2013

Oakmont-based Presbyterian SeniorCare announces that it has joined ClinicalConnect Health Information Exchange...

Q & A with ClinicalConnect Program Director on Health Information Exchange

February 27, 2013

Program Director Tracy Crawford answers questions about ClinicalConnect's collaboration with UPMC and how data sharing is occurring in western Pennsylvania...

Pennsylvania Ranks Third Highest in Nation for Health Information Networks

February 1, 2013

ClinicalConnect President Chris Carmody is featured in an article about the regional health information exchanges operating in Pennsylvania...

Pediatric Alliance Joins ClinicalConnect HIE

December 26, 2012

Pediatric Alliance has announced it will join ClinicalConnect Health Information Exchange, the region's first electronic network to allow medical records to be shared among hospitals and doctors...

Institute chooses ClinicalConnect

November 7, 2012

The Children's Institute of Pittsburgh joins the ClinicalConnect Health Information Exchange...

An HIE Leverages Best Practices: Building on Members' Security Experience

October 17, 2012

Nine organizations in western Pennsylvania are taking a customized approach to a health information exchange that leverages the security technologies already in place...

Western Pennsylvania Health Systems Launch Bold HIE Initiative

July 11, 2012

ClinicalConnect was founded to provide clinicians with a more complete view of the patient…

Hospital Health Exchange Goes Live

July 10, 2012

ClinicalConnect is the new health information exchange -- called an HIE, for short -- that eventually will connect physicians and patient data from UPMC, Heritage Valley, Butler Health, Kittanning's ACMH hospital, Westmoreland County's Excela Health, St. Clair Hospital, The Washington Hospital, Jefferson Regional and Altoona Regional…

Hospitals to Join in Information Sharing

July 3, 2012

Participants say the system will improve patient care and safety while preventing unnecessary testing and other costly procedures…

Pennsylvania Closes in on Health IT Network

July 3, 2012

Within two years, Pennsylvania should have in place a first-generation, Internet-based communications network that allows for the exchange of patient health data among doctors, hospitals, pharmacies, insurers and, eventually, the federal government…

Network Shares Patient Records

June 26, 2012

ClinicalConnect, a $4 million health information exchange, aims to speed treatment and reduce duplicative testing and costs…

UPMC’s Electronic Hospital Link Gets Started

June 25, 2012

Over the next year, all members of UPMC’s ClinicalConnect health information exchange will be able to securely share and see clinical records…

Region’s First Health Information Exchange Begins Sharing Patient Records to Improve Care in Western PA

June 25, 2012

Expected to be one of the largest HIEs in the state—with more than 7 million unique patient records-- ClinicalConnect will benefit patients by reducing unnecessary testing, delays and costs; increasing the use of preventive care and chronic illness management programs, and assisting efforts to track and improve public health…