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New Online Survey Tool Prepares West Virginia for Its Health Information Exchange

  New Online Survey Tool Prepares West Virginia for Its Health Information
  Exchange

Medical providers to complete online survey about their ability to connect to
                         a centralized data exchange

Business Wire

CHARLESTON, W. Va. -- January 30, 2013

The West Virginia Health Information Network (WVHIN) has released a new online
tool for medical providers to submit a provider connectivity readiness
assessment survey online at http://www.wvhin.org. The provider connectivity
readiness assessment survey will be used to provide the WVHIN with information
about providers’ organizations and how utilizing the Health Information
Exchange would benefit processes of care.

"The provider connectivity readiness assessment survey is the starting point
for providers interested in becoming a participant in the WVHIN’s Health
Information Exchange,” said Amber Nary, WVHIN Business Development Manager.
“The survey helps the WVHIN understand the providers’ connectivity goals,
baseline their EHR system capability to connect to the WVHIN and to gather
general information about their organization."

Currently, critically important patient health information is often fragmented
and residing in many different electronic health record (EHR) systems that do
not communicate with each other. The WVHIN’s Health Information Exchange (HIE)
allows patient health information to be shared seamlessly and securely across
disparate EHR systems. Providers using the new online survey tool will benefit
from:

  *A secure login
  *A user-friendly interview process
  *The ability to conveniently save information and continue the survey at a
    later time
  *A secure survey data submission process

The mission of the West Virginia Health Information Network is to provide the
health care community with a trusted, integrated and seamless electronic
structure enabling medical data exchange necessary for high-quality,
patient-centered care while ensuring the privacy and security of patient
health care information. Visit http://www.wvhin.org for more information.

The new online survey was developed at no cost to the West Virginia Health
Information Network through the state’s self-funded electronic government
program, WV.gov. For more information about West Virginia’s electronic
government program, visit: http://www.wv.gov/partner.

About WV.gov

WV.gov is the official website of the State of West Virginia
(http://www.wv.gov) and is the result of an innovative public-private
partnership between the state and West Virginia Interactive. West Virginia
Interactive works with state and local government agencies to build and manage
interactive online services and is a subsidiary of eGovernment firm NIC
(NASDAQ: EGOV).

About NIC

NIC Inc. (NASDAQ: EGOV) is the nation's leading provider of official
government portals, online services, and secure payment processing solutions.
The company's innovative eGovernment services help reduce costs and increase
efficiencies for government agencies, citizens, and businesses across the
country. NIC provides eGovernment solutions for more than 3,500 federal,
state, and local agencies across the United States. Additional information is
available at http://www.egov.com.

Contact:

WV.gov
Ian McQuinn, 304-414-0265 x 106
ian@wvinteractive.com
 
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