Particle Health’s latest white paper offers industry’s most comprehensive Health Information Network (HIN) data exchange performance metrics to date

New York–(business telegram)– Particle Health, a developer-friendly API platform for bi-directional healthcare data exchange, today announced the availability of its white paper that exposes the most comprehensive view of health information network data performance available to date — and provides important information for achieving a true understanding of healthcare interoperability.

The paper, 2023: The State of US Healthcare’s National Network Data Exchanges, analyzes not only the quantitative comparison of currently exchanged data on HINs, but the work still needed to spread the true value of the network across all stakeholders. Is. Healthcare ecosystem. The report also highlights how to successfully leverage HIN data while building digital healthcare tools and operating healthcare organizations or digital platforms.

The recent paper showed that the nation’s three largest health information networks have indexed healthcare records for the vast majority of Americans, as shown by Particle’s platform for finding data in HINs, which is available every 10 years. have been discovered for nine of the patients. Commonwealth Health Alliance reaches 29,000 sites and 153 million individuals; CareQuality has access to 55,000 sites and 300,000,000 document exchanges per month; And eHealthExchange has access to 75,000 sites and 120 million individuals. A sample of queryable data found that the majority (about 45%) of the health data available on HINs was generated within the past three years.

To help digital health organizations gain deeper insights on how to more successfully find and return patient data on HINs, Particle Health studied its own technical data from connecting to three major HINs. By mapping the endpoints of each network in the US, the company was able to rank states by their endpoints per capita. Particle Health found that in 2022, on average:

  • Query success rates (doctors’ requests in which their patients’ data were returned) varied widely by state—from less than 37.9% in Montana to 95% in Michigan

  • Each state’s endpoints varied, with one network listing three endpoints in one state and another with over 4,000 in a different state.

  • 51.3 Files Returned for Each Successful Endpoint Match

  • had more than 2.3 matching endpoints per patient query

  • One query took one minute to complete

  • 134 files returned per patient

“It doesn’t matter who you treat, it’s very likely that your patients’ medical records can be found on health information networks,” explained Troy Bannister, CEO of Particle Health. “Today, physicians can access these networks. Patients, insurers and other stakeholders may not realize that they will soon also be able to access relevant records directly. As the reach of health information networks increases , we are about to enter a game-changing era in healthcare.”

For this paper, ParticleHealth also reviewed upcoming HIN reforms and health IT landscape changes, which will likely increase requests for data. Two notable changes include:

  • The Trusted Exchange Framework and Common Agreement (TEFCA), a government initiative leading to nationwide baseline standards for clinical data sharing, is reshaping the landscape for HINs with participation in data exchange with the Qualified Health Information Network (QHIN). Will arrange These special HINs will connect to each other and serve as the core infrastructure for healthcare data exchange.

  • The 2016 21st Century Cures Act makes it clear that health care organizations must respond to individuals’ requests in technically feasible ways — a policy called anti-information blocking — with enforcement that officially took place last October. had begun. If a doctor can access records from an HIN, patients should be able to access them in the same manner. The Particle identifies how HINs are still grappling with regulation while sorting out complex multi-stakeholder policy, security and technical nuances.

A developer-friendly approach to consolidating network access

Direct integration with HIN is prohibitively difficult for most organizations, as special work needs to be done to maximize the value of network connectivity. Particle Health was founded to make a wide range of diverse network data accessible and actionable to the various stakeholders and organizations who would benefit from network participation. In its role the company consolidates each network within a single API implementation, making it manageable to leverage data from multiple HINs covering more than 270 million patient lives.

Troy elaborated, “Many organizations don’t know that this fantasy – a nationwide way to locate and exchange medical records – already exists. With our bird’s-eye view of various health information networks, Particle Health looked at provider organizations use patient data to efficiently improve outcomes. That’s why we’re working hard to make the Health Information Network more accessible to new digital health participants.”

Interested in an in-depth look at the current and future state of the HIN? Read the full whitepaper here.

For reporters interested in speaking to ParticleHealth about the company’s thoughts on the state of the US HIN today and what needs to be done to ensure that patient data is more accessible and actionable, please email [email protected] Reach out to Kay

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Founded in 2018, Particle Health has built integrations and APIs that enable a modern, seamless data experience for healthcare companies. We create seamless experiences for developers, scalable infrastructure product teams love, and collaboration with innovative leaders launching data-driven healthcare solutions. Learn more about Particle: or access the press kit at

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