Austin’s HIE has a 20+ year history of collecting, aggregating and using health data from across the community (e.g. clinics, hospitals, EMS) to create longitudinal health records for individual patients and improve care coordination and treatment. The RIDE team works with Connxus to explore, design and pilot new HIE-based health technologies to advance population health research, make data sharing more secure and efficient, and ultimately improve individual case coordination and patient health outcomes.
FHIRedSHIP takes the provider portal developed in SHIP and utilizes APIs (Application Programming Interfaces) and FHIR data standards (Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources) to facilitate direct patient involvement in SDoH referrals via a mobile app. Patients can review and respond to referrals in the app; for example, they can send application forms directly to a social service agency or directly message clinic staff to ask about program eligibility.