The LeadingAge Center for Aging Services Technologies (CAST) has launched a Health Information Exchange (HIE) selection tool, a multi-part resource that will help care providers understand, plan for, choose, and implement the right technology solutions for their needs.

The HIE selection tool includes a white paper, an interactive guide, an online selection tool  and matrix of existing HIEs that chose to contribute information, and three provider case studies. It is available free of charge to both LeadingAge members and nonmembers. CAST worked in partnership with the Strategic Health Information Exchange Collaborative on this new portfolio.  

“We believe that HIEs can provide significant value to long-term care providers,” said Majd Alwan, Ph.D., senior vice president of technology at LeadingAge, and executive director of CAST. “This new CAST resource aims to be a resource that can help encourage HIE adoption by offering facts and insights about the current HIE landscape. That way, providers can make informed decisions when planning for, selecting, and engaging with HIE entities and networks.” 

The HIE toolkit is one of eight online technology selection tools created by CAST.