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Are You a Physician?

Having access to the most up to date patient
information can assist you to deliver the best
possible care, avoid duplicate medical tests,
and save time. See how CCE HIE can transform
your access to information.

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About Connected Care Exchange

The Connected Care Exchange (CCE HIE) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to facilitating the efficient exchange of health information in order to improve the quality of patient care in South Texas. We work with a variety of healthcare providers, including physicians, hospitals and specialists to ensure that critical health information is communicated in a consistent and secure manner.

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Are You a Patient?

CCE HIE gives you the ability to access important
health information whenever and wherever you need
it. Our service gives healthcare providers immediate
access to your most up to date health information.
This allows your care team to make informed
treatment decisions, resulting in better overall care.

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What is Health Information
Exchange (HIE)?

Electronic health information exchange, or HIE, is an efficient and secure way to share critical patient information with a variety of healthcare providers, including physicians, hospitals, and insurance companies. HIE is primarily used to improve treatment quality by giving healthcare providers the information they need to ensure that patients receive the best possible care.

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Attention All Providers:

Funding is available to pay for the cost of interfacing your electronic health record (EHR) and the HIE.

CCE HIE is contracted with the Department of Health and Human Services to connect Medicare and Medicaid providers participating in the Electronic Medical Record Incentive programs to CCE HIE.


HIE has the potential to improve healthcare quality while lowering costs. The benefits of HIE include better care coordination, improved efficiency,
fewer medical errors, and fewer duplicate procedures. CCE HIE is becoming more common among healthcare providers because
the need for this technology is clear and the benefits are significant.

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CCE HIE can reduce healthcare costs by eliminating duplicate, redundant, and unnecessary medical testing. HIE reduces the amount of time patients spend filling out paperwork and briefing their providers on their medical history, allowing more time for treatment. By saving time for patients and providers, CCE HIE has the potential to both reduce costs and improve health outcomes.

icon-better-informed-treatmentBetter Informed Treatment

With CCE HIE, your healthcare providers can access an up-to-date record of your overall health. The information in the system includes allergies, prescription medications, test results, treatment history, and more. These details allow healthcare providers to deliver the highest quality care and make informed decisions about your treatment, even the case of an emergency.

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Linking your key medical information from separate health care providers allows rapid access to critical information. Your health care providers already share patient health records through fax, phone, and mail. CCE HIE does this electronically, making it easier, faster, and more secure for your health care providers to share information while eliminating unnecessary and time-consuming paperwork.

Common Questions


How do I participate in CCE HIE?
You automatically become a member of CCE HIE when you visit a participating doctor or hospital.

How much does it cost?
There is no cost to the patient.

Who can access my information?
Only providers who are participating in CCE HIE can access and include information in the system.


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    Supporting Organizations

    The CCE HIE is a regional, community, and local organization whose value is determined by the participation of various community organizations.