NJSHINE is a Health Information Exchange that electronically connects patient medical records in hospitals, community practices, nursing homes, long-term care facilities and home health agencies in Southern New Jersey (Atlantic, Burlington, Camden, Cape May, Cumberland, Gloucester and Salem counties). Member hospitals include Cape Regional Health System, Inspira Health Network, and Shore Medical Center. NJSHINE can help patients and caregivers manage and access the patient’s medical information more easily in a safe and secure environment.
Services provided by NJSHINE include:
A Patient Portal, which is an easy to use on-line web-based tool that can help the patient manage information about the care received at our member hospitals. This information includes allergies, medications and applicable test results (laboratory, radiology and others).
Real-time access for Providers to view lab results, radiology reports, transcribed reports, problem lists (if available), and viewing medications via a web-based portal or delivered directly into an directly into an electronic medical record (EMR).
NJSHINE is responsible for overseeing the overall security and privacy of the Protected Health Information (PHI) that is available in the Patient and Provider portals. To provide this oversight, NJSHINE developed Policies and Procedures that require all participating Providers (Participants) to adhere to information security and privacy requirements. NJSHINE’s role with respect to Protected Health Information to which Participants gain access is to
- Provide overall guidance to Participants, and
- Institute appropriate programs to support Participants in their compliance responsibilities.
NJSHINE conducts regular assessments to identify potential improper use of NJSHINE for evaluation and, as appropriate, further investigation. Additionally, we have established a hotline that will enable individuals to report use of NJSHINE for suspicious or inappropriate access to Protected Health Information. Additional information can be found in the Educational Materials under our Policies and Procedures.