CAST Updates HIE Selection Tool

CAST | June 19, 2020 | by Donna Childress

The updated tool includes six new health information exchanges (HIEs) and updates to the Selection Matrix elements relevant to the COVID-19 pandemic.

LeadingAge CAST has updated its Health Information Exchange (HIE) Technology Selection Tool, adding six new HIEs and updating its Selection Matrix Elements. The tool is intended to help aging-services organizations choose the HIE that best meets their organization’s needs.
Now, the HIE Online Selection Tool and HIE Selection Matrix include 36 HIEs. The following six are new this year:

This year’s tool also includes these changes and additions to the Selection Matrix elements:
Laboratory Test element now includes “Yes; including Covid-19 tests” as a response.
Public Health Reporting now has “Yes; including Covid-19 Exposure/Potential Immunity” as a response.
The following new matrix elements have been added:

  • Social Determinants of Health.   
  • Substance Use Disorder.              
  • Behavioral Health Data.
  • Advanced Data Analytics Capabilities. 
  • Provider Benchmarking.
  • No EHR Required (Web Portal Available).
  • Entire set of elements focusing on Interoperability Standards and Frameworks Implemented. 

CAST Technology Selection Tools

The HIE tool is one of eight CAST Technology Selection Tools. Each portfolio includes a white paper, selection matrix, online selection tool, and provider case studies to help you narrow the many options and find the most-appropriate tool for you.