New Jersey Health Information Network

Also known as NJHIN


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About the NJHIN


The New Jersey Health Information Network (NJHIN) is the only information network that enables the electronic exchange of patient health information among trusted data sources across the entire state of New Jersey.

The NJHIN is also the only network that can connect to state health databases, and it eventually will exchange health information nationally with the eHealth Exchange.

The NJHIN is owned by the New Jersey Department of Health (NJDOH). The New Jersey Innovation Institute (NJII) is the state designated entity responsible for developing and managing the network.

NJII is also responsible for working with trusted data sharing organizations (TDSOs), including healthcare providers, healthcare information exchanges (HIEs) and regional health hubs, to connect to the NJHIN.

Who Does the NJHIN Benefit?


The following type of health information organizations and healthcare providers are currently connected to the NJHIN:

  • Hospitals
  • Clinicians
  • Medical Practices
  • Long-term care providers
  • Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs)
  • Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs)
  • Substance Use Disorder (SUD) providers
  • Regional Health Hubs 
  • Health Information Exchanges (HIEs)
  • Health Information Organizations
  • Clinically Integrated Networks (CINS)
  • Integrated Delivery Networks (IDNS)

As of 2019, all 71 hospitals in New Jersey are connected to the NJHIN.




What Services Does the NJHIN Provide?


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Master Person
Index


A consistent and reliable way to match patients across organizations, applications, and services to improve patient safety and data integrity.



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Admission, Discharge and Transfer (ADT) Alerts


Providers receive alerts about their patients’ hospital events and follow-up to improve patient outcomes and reduce hospital readmissions.


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Active Care Relationship Service (ACRS) 


The ACRS is a tool through which the NJHIN assigns patients to providers and documents how providers prefer to receive patient information.





Why Participate?


  • Required for anyone receiving charity care funding
  • Receive alerts on patient hospital events 
  • Improve patient outcomes 
  • Reduce hospital readmissions 
  • Improve care coordination
  • Reach milestone 3 in the SUD PIP program 

How Can You Connect?


Many hospitals and large medical practices are connected to the NJHIN through their HIE (Health Information Network), including state designated Regional Health Hubs. Others are connected directly.

Most healthcare providers, behavioral health organizations, FQHCs and long-term post-acute care facilities access the NJHIN by receiving Admission Discharge and Transfer (ADT) hospital event alerts for their patients.

There are incentives for some types of qualifying providers who participate in interoperability milestone programs.

Currently, there is no cost for eligible providers to connect to the NJHIN and/or receive ADT alerts.



 

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