Healthcare Access San Antonio Partners with Holon Solutions and TORCH

Healthcare Access San Antonio (HASA), the Texas Organization of Rural & Community Hospitals (TORCH) and Holon Solutions have joined together to help make connecting to the region-wide health information exchange (HIE) affordable for rural health providers. The HIE initiative with TORCH and Holon Solutions will connect area hospitals, clinics, physician offices and other providers in the 22 counties in South Texas included in HASA’s service area.

HASA is the entity authorized by the State of Texas to develop the HIE for Bexar and 21 surrounding counties. It is one of 12 such exchanges in the State.

Low doctor-patient ratios and the historically high cost of HIE software have made it more difficult for rural health providers than their urban counterparts to share health information with other providers. And while the ultimate success of an HIE depends on making rural HIE solutions available to as many health providers as is possible, past attempts to address their specific needs have proven to be cost prohibitive due to the initial capital expenditure required as well as the funding needed to pay for additional IT staff. Read the full press release by clicking here.

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