NEHEN Base Case
Organization: New England Healthcare EDI Network (NEHEN)
Headquarters: Waltham, Mass.
Phone: (781) 890-7446
Business: Cooperative electronic medical records network involving health care providers and payers in Boston and New England
Size: Members operate 45 hospitals, including Massachusetts General and Mount Auburn. Three largest operators record $5.8 billion in annual revenue. Two main "payers" that are members report $3.3 billion in annual revenue
Chairman and CIO: Dr. John Halamka
Challenges: To create a common network for handling patient information requests and claims transactions between health care providers and payers; cut administration costs; and comply with looming federal requirements for safely exchanging medical information electronically