iHealth Trust

iHealth Trust is a 501-c3 Houston community owned and directed nonprofit organization whose purpose is to improve healthcare quality and contain rising costs in the Greater Houston area by engaging patients, their healthcare providers, and other authorized entities in the exchange of health information, with assured privacy and anytime-anywhere access, resulting in all stakeholders having complete healthcare information and decision support.

iHealth Trust is the nongovernmental, non-stakeholder, totally transparent, independently audited, neutral community leader. We provide a benevolent governance structure and community funding mechanism for development of the Houston community HIE infrastructure that will be owned by the Houston community. iHealth Trust is not controlled by any single entity or segment of the healthcare marketplace, free of Governmental control, bureaucracy and politics. iHealth Trust is the local convening agent to foster a cooperative relationship of entities from across the healthcare provider and insurance spectrum.

 

HIE

It takes a complex entity to actually exchange health information to properly support physicians’ clinical processes. IHT HIE does all this behind the scenes to make information easily and timely accessible in physician - friendly user interfaces.

 

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For Physicians

Beginning in January 2011, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) and HITECH (Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health) will require physicians who participate in Medicare or Medicaid to participate in electronic health information exchange. Participating in an HIE both improves care quality and safety, but it also carries the financial incentive of optimized reimbursement for clinical services.

 

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I Commit

We need your commitment to iHealth Trust health information exchange (HIE) due to external regulatory requirements.

 

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Health IT for You: Giving You Access to Your Medical Records When and Where They're Needed

Are you hearing that your health and medical records may become available online? Have you heard your doctor talk about electronic health records (EHRs), but aren't sure what that means for you? This is all part of health IT. Watch this 3 minute video to find out how health IT—including EHRs—can help provide a complete and secure picture of your medical records. Learn about the future of health IT and how you may be able to securely access your family's medical records online, schedule doctor appointments online, review health test results online, and track chronic conditions with your doctor withouthaving to make the trip to the doctor's office. Interested in learning more about the benefits of electronic health records and health IT for you and your family? Visit http://www.HealthIT.gov now.

 

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