Arizona Health-e Connection (AzHeC) is a public-private partnership that improves health and wellness by advancing the secure and private sharing of electronic health information. A statewide non-profit, AzHeC drives the adoption and optimization of health information technology (HIT) and health information exchange (HIE) by:
- serving as an educator and clearinghouse for HIT information; researching,
- developing and advocating statewide HIT policies; and
- leading and supporting provider adoption of HIT and HIE across Arizona.
AzHeC manages and operates The Network (the statewide health information exchange), that provides secure access to patient health information, as well as the secure exchange of patient health information between The Network and its participants. Through the secure sharing of health information among authorized participants, The Network is enabling Arizona’s health care community to improve health care coordination, quality and safety, and to reduce costs. The Network is Arizona’s largest and only statewide health information organization (HIO). Participants include hospitals, physicians, health plans, reference labs and other providers.