San Antonio health care group looks to ease burden on Texas docs
SAN ANTONIO, Texas (March 23, 2017) W. Scott Bailey, San Antonio Business Journal | Healthcare Access San Antonio, an organization created to build and operate a health inforamtion exchange for the region, has cleared a major hurdle that will expand its scope. The nonprofic, known as HASA, has been designated as qualified registry by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Click here to read full story.
 
Survey: Patients access to medical records critical to high-quality healthcare
February 22, 2017 CenterWatch Online | In the era of digital health, patients have very high expectations for medical information sharing, but they may not be aware of the healthcare industry’s current limitations. That’s according to a new digital health survey released today by Transcend Insights, a population health management company. The survey found that a vast majority of patients (97%) believe it is important for any health institution, regardless of type or location, to have access to their full medical history in order to receive high-quality care. Click here to read full story. Click here to view full survey report.
 
Data Sharing Key to Understanding Community Health
SAN ANTONIO, Texas (January 17, 2017) Rocio Guenther, Rivard Report | More than 100 representatives from the healthcare community gathered at the Pearl Studio on Tuesday to learn how sharing healthcare data can paint a clearer picture of the community's overall health. Providers, community leaders, and software professionals explored topics such as cybersecurity in health care, provider benefits of population health iformatics, technology to meet healthcare delivery, and more at the symposium, hosted by San Antonio-based health information nonprofit HASA. Click here to read full story.
 
San Antonio Celebrates On Line Health Exchange, Considers Next Steps
SAN ANTONIO, Texas (January 17, 2017) WOAI | Obamacare or no Obamacare, health records, like everything else in our lives, will be going on line, and participants in the San Antonio area Health Information Exchange say it will improve care and cut costs, New Radio 1200 WOAI reports. Phil Beckett with Healthcare Access San Antonio, says having health care records available to all physicians, nurses, and clinics will reduce duplication of tests and treatments, and make it easier for the proper treatment to be ordered, all cutting the rising costs of health care.  Click here to read full story.
 
City-wide system stores medical records
SAN ANTONIO, Texas (December 16, 2016) KLRN Scitech Now | When seeking medical attention, proper care and treatment is imperative. With the hustle and bustle of daily life, keeping track of medical history can be difficult. But what if a data management system could keep track for you? Learn how a local hostpiatl's partnership with Health Information Organization HASA is changing the medical treatment game. Click here to watch episode.
 
Texas Health Resources connects with HIE for real-time patient data
DALLAS, Texas (September 12, 2016) Mike Miliard, HealthcareIT News | Texas Health Resources has gone live with a health information exchange connecting the regions of North, South and West Texas, joining 32 other healthcare organizations in the Lone Star State. The HIE, called HASA, has more than 2 million patient records and encrypted data on more than 8.5 million patient encounters.  Click here to read full story.
 
The Regional HIE Should be Your First Stop for Interop
(August 12, 2015) Don Lee, ZenPRM | Instead of asking overtaxed hospital/practice IT staffs to learn and support interop with many partners in between their other tasks, lets have them integrate once with the HIE and then focus on getting stuff done within their own four walls.  Click here to read full story.
 
South Texas' Medical "Safety Net" Gets Stronger
SAN ANTONIO, Texas (July 6, 2016) Wendy Rigby, Texas Public Radio | Your chances of getting effective medical help in the event of an emergency have just imprvoed. That's because 32 San Antonio are hospitals are now part of a modern electronic health records partnership. Click here to listen to full story.
 
Local Hospitals Now Sharing Medical Records
SAN ANTONIO, Texas (July 5, 2016) Emily Baucum, News4 San Antonio | A new way local hospitals are working together could save your life. More than 30 hospitals representing every major system are now sharing medical recordds. Southwest General Hospital was the final system to join, making the information exchange complete. Click here to watch full story.
 
HASA Cutting Healthcare Costs by Eliminating Unnecessary Duplication
SAN ANTONIO, Texas (January 28, 2016) WOAI | Here in San Antonio, Healthcare Access San Antonio has been working toward that goal.  President and CEO Gijs Van Oort says the local HIE is much further along toward that goal of complete sharing of medical records than most regions, and he points out that four of the major hospital groups are now part of HIE, as well as hundreds of physicians offices and large practices. Click here to read more.

Texas Health Resources joins health info exchange for North, South and West Texas 
ARLINGTON, Texas (January 27, 2016) | Texas Health Resources recently became the first North Texas health system to join HASA -- the health information exchange for 132 counties in North, South and West Texas regions. Click here to read more.
 
HASA Hires Chief Expansion Technology Officer
SAN ANTONIO, Texas (September 19, 2015) | HASA, the organization responsible for implementing the health information exchange (HIE) for this region, announced today that Phil Beckett, PhD, will lead the organization’s planned expansion into North and West Texas. Beckett will serve in the newly created role of chief expansion technology officer. (Details on these expansions will be unveiled in the coming days/weeks.) Click here to read more.