The West Virginia Health Information Network (WVHIN)
The West Virginia Health Information Network (WVHIN) is West Virginia’s designated Health Information Exchange transforming health care through the use of health information technology. WVHIN offers services which enable the secure electronic exchange of patient health information among health care providers. Getting this information to providers when and where it is needed offers numerous benefits to health care providers, health care systems, patients, and others.
Treating health care providers can access Registry forms via the WVHIN online portal 24/7.
If your organization cannot become a member of WVHIN for immediate, online access of Registry forms 24/7, you can request forms directly from the e-Directive Registry by completing a Release of Information request and submitting it to the WVCEOLC offices Monday through Friday 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM. Requests will only be completed during business hours.
Exclusive 24/7 access for WVHIN members only
If you or your organization is not a member of WVHIN, contact WVHIN at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
WVHIN HIE Services
WV e-Directive Registry
The West Virginia Health Information Network (WVHIN) offers health care providers access to the WV e-Directive Registry. This registry, hosted by the WV Center for End of Life Care, is the most comprehensive online all-inclusive advance directive and medical order registry in the United States. Providers may choose to access the WV e-Directive Registry through the WVHIN’s HIE or as a stand-alone service.
The WVHIN is currently integrated with numerous provider organizations across the region. Ambulatory Connectivity will focus on expanding integrations with providers in multiple care settings beyond the hospitals to include both physician practices and post-acute care facilities. This connectivity will facilitate the electronic access and exchange of patient information between providers. The purpose of this is to improve health outcomes, reduce costs, and improve care coordination among providers by making clinical data from multiple care settings available to providers at the point of care.
Health Information Exchange
WVHIN’s robust Health Information Exchange (HIE) service allows providers to “query” or look up available patient health information within a network. With the click of a mouse, providers can access information such as patient labs, past procedures, diagnosis, medications, and send required information to the Bureau for Public Health for public health reporting purposes.
Encounter Notification Service (ENS)
ENS enables physicians to receive real-time alerts when a patient is hospitalized.
WVDirect is a simple, encrypted messaging solution for health care providers. Essentially secure email, WVDirect allows health care providers to quickly share messages and health information need to provide patient care. Providers may choose to access WVDirect through the WVHIN’s HIE or as a stand-alone service.