Health Information Network

The New Jersey Health Information Network (NJHIN) provides the infrastructure for electronic exchange of patient health information among New Jersey’s acute care hospitals, physician offices, long-term care and assisted living facilities, regional health hubs, health information exchanges, and public health registries/systems. All 71 hospitals in New Jersey are connected to the NJHIN.

The secure and accurate matching of patient information makes it possible for health care providers to share electronic health records among different facilities and providers, even when they use dissimilar EHR systems.

Current Focus

The New Jersey Department of Health (NJDOH) is partnered with New Jersey Innovation Institute (NJII) as the State Designated Entity to advance interoperable Health Information Technology (HIT) services to support health information exchange. The NJHIN Shared Services platform includes the following services:

  • A statewide Admission Transfer Notification Service that will send alerts to providers and care management teams on a patient’s status, improving post-discharge outcomes, prompting follow up care, and improving communication among providers

  • A Common Key Service that will provide a consistent and reliable way to match patients across multiple organizations, applications, and services, thereby improving patient safety and data integrity

  • A Health Provider Directory Service that will manage information on organizations and their associated healthcare professionals, including provider preferences for receiving healthcare information
Last Reviewed: 12/1/2021