The Wright Center supports effort by Keystone Health Information Exchange to earn quality recognition for exchange of health data
Reflecting its commitment to the transfer of timely and accurate health data, The Wright Center for Community Health recently participated in a program to validate information-sharing processes and ensure they meet the rigorous standards set by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA).
The Wright Center is a member of the Keystone Health Information Exchange (KeyHIE), which includes 35 Pennsylvania hospitals, plus dozens of other participating organizations such as physician practices, long-term care facilities, home health agencies, and pharmacies.
KeyHIE, with the support of participants such as The Wright Center, took the necessary steps in 2023 to earn the NCQA’s Data Aggregator Validation certification. The Wright Center is now recognized as an approved “ingestion site” for data transmission.
The NCQA’s Data Aggregator Validation program evaluates an organization’s management and exchange of health data. Data streams that earn its validation undergo an end-to-end look – from ingestion at primary sources through transmission to end users – at the quality and integrity of data and the procedures used to manage and safeguard it.
By receiving the Data Aggregator Validation designation, KeyHIE conveys to health plans, providers, government organizations, and others that they can trust the accuracy of aggregated clinical data for use in Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set reporting and other quality programs.
Founded in 2005, KeyHIE is one of the oldest and largest health information exchanges in the United States. It serves more than 5.8 million patients over a large geographical area, including Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
The Wright Center, headquartered in Scranton, operates 10 primary and preventive care practices in Northeast Pennsylvania, including a mobile medical and dental vehicle called Driving Better Health. Its practices offer integrated whole-person care, meaning patients typically have the convenience of going to a single location to access medical, dental, and behavioral health care, as well as community-based addiction treatment and recovery services.
The Wright Center accepts most major health insurance plans, including Medical Assistance (Medicaid), Medicare, and CHIP. No patient is turned away due to an inability to pay.
To learn more about KeyHIE, visit keyhie.org.