An important differentiation is LANES Governance and the Board of Directors which is made up of the Los Angeles community healthcare organizations. The Board defines and establishes LANES’ strategic plans, road map and data usage policies based on the need of the providers and patients in Los Angeles. In addition, LANES has five Advisory Committees which their members are made up of the participating organizations who oversee policies and procedures related to LANES Privacy and Security, Clinical use cases, Outcome analysis, interoperability and Technology. In summary, Los Angeles healthcare stakeholders are involved in the operation and direction of LANES.
As a local HIE LANES is focused on connecting and sharing data with all types of care delivery providers in Los Angeles County including primary care providers, specialists, hospitals, health plans, SNFs, long term care and labs. LANES is the only HIE maintaining rich set of clinical data from a broad range of care providers in Los Angeles.
LANES has exclusive access to County Department of Health Services (DHS) and Department of Mental Health (DMH). LANES provides behavioral health information to compliment a patient’s physical medical record. Also, LANES has a team dedicated to helping healthcare organizations improving clinical quality using the data compiled from the information exchange.