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Healthcare Access San Antonio (HASA) Taps Mana Health to Build HIE Patient Portal

March 12th, 2014

Agreement paves the way for providing the estimated two million people

living in South Central Texas secure, first-time, online access to their health records

 

San Antonio, Texas – March 12, 2014Healthcare Access San Antonio (HASA), the Health Information Exchange (HIE) for South Central Texas, has selected Mana Health’s Patient Gateway as its patient portal solution. Once completed, the portal will be the first of its kind in Texas to give patients an aggregated medical record across multiple organizations from a single community portal.

 

Expected to launch by July 1, 2014, the MyHASA patient portal will aggregate all of a patient’s health records into one easily accessible and navigable portal. The portal will be available to the two million residents in HASA’s 22-county service area, and will serve to facilitate access to and engagement with their personal healthcare data. The portal will also enable the communication between patients and their healthcare providers to improve the quality of healthcare delivery within the region.

 

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March 2014 HIE Status Update

November 12th, 2013

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Healthcare Access San Antonio (HASA) Taps Mana Health to Build HIE Patient Portal 

Agreement paves the way for providing the estimated two million people living in South Central Texas secure, first-time, online access to their health records

 

San Antonio, Texas – March 12, 2014Healthcare Access San Antonio (HASA), the Health Information Exchange (HIE) for South Central Texas, has selected Mana Health’s Patient Gateway as its patient portal solution. Once completed, the portal will be the first of its kind in Texas to give patients an aggregated medical record across multiple organizations from a single community portal.

Expected to launch by July 1, 2014, the MyHASA patient portal will aggregate all of a patient’s health records into one easily accessible and navigable portal. The portal will be available to the two million residents in HASA’s 22-county service area, and will serve to facilitate access to and engagement with their personal healthcare data. The portal will also enable the communication between patients and their healthcare providers to improve the quality of healthcare delivery within the region.

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Electronic Medical Records Drastically Cut Healthcare Costs

October 25th, 2013  "Researchers at the Medical University of South Carolina say simply having access to a patient's full medical history saved an amazing $2,000 per patient."

 Physicians can now have access to all of a patient’s medical record by just a click of a button. "Gijs Van Oort, who heads Healthcare Access San Antonio, the agency which is working to move medical records into digital format locally, says that makes the basic medical encounter amazingly more efficient." 

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Uvalde leads the way in giving patients access to their medical records

September 25th, 2013

Uvalde is South Texas’ first rural community to have all major health providers connected to the secure and private Health Information Exchange

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           (UVALDE, TX) September 25, 2013 ––Healthcare Access San Antonio (HASA) and Uvalde Memorial Hospital have signed a contract that makes Uvalde an outstanding example of a “connected community” in south Texas, as the hospital and all of its active medical staff join Community Health Development, Inc,HEB and Labcorp, in agreeing to participate in the secure, region wide Health Information Exchange (HIE). HASA is the non-profit community collaborative that is creating the HIE for this region, and  making patient records available to providers and patients alike. 

HIE is the electronic movement of health-related information among organizations according to nationally-recognized standards.  HIE got its jump start with funding from the 2009 HITECH Act, which mandated that each U.S. state participate in the HIE construction process. Its goal is to facilitate access to ––and retrieval of ––clinical data to provide safer, timelier, efficient, effective, equitable, patient-centered care.  

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