2014 Innovator Award

The Innovator Award was awarded to Home Health VNA of Lawrence, MA for their collaborative work with Lawrence General Hospital, Pentucket Medical Associates and Greater Lawrence Family Health Center to form the Merrimack Valley Health Information Exchange (MVHIE) collaborative. The goal was to develop an electronic mechanism to share information about shared patients to ensure quality care across the continuum to reduce issues in care transitions experienced by providers and patients, especially patients utilizing the ER for non urgent and/or chronic medical problems.  This January, the MVHIE collaborative successfully developed and implemented the secure infrastructure   that was necessary to connect MVHIE collaborating providers and enabled the electronic transmission of patient care information using the Massachusetts Health Care Information Exchange, otherwise known as Mass HIway.  Read the Innovator Nomination to learn more.  Congratulations to Home Health VNA for their Innovation.