(Formerly Western States Consortium)
The State of California is committed to care coordination regardless of in-state or out of state. As a result of California’s dedication to enhancing individual and population health outcomes through results-oriented programs, ensuring secure data access that protects patient privacy and data integrity, and engaging patient and families as partners in care, California has been an original and ardent supporter of the Western States Consortium.
The National Association for Trusted Exchange (NATE) is a group of states who share the common goal of creating policy and procedure to lay the groundwork for safe interstate electronic transfer of secure health information. The states below in green are the core states and those in yellow are the satellite states. The NATE launched a pilot to actually transfer electronic health information between states, with California and Oregon participating.
Please click here for the history or pilot details for more information about the WSC.
The members of the NATE Governance Body launched a common webpage where the latest work of the consortium will be featured. The comprehensive site covers the mission, vision, membership, and latest announcements. Please refer to the NATE webpage to learn more about the group’s work.
Latest NATE News:
November 1, 2013 - CalOHII Launches Person Health Record (PHR) Demonstration Project.
September 24, 2013 – Arkansas was approved as the 10th Member State of NATE.
September 07, 2013 - HealthIT Buzz features WSC/NATE. Read the article.
September 04, 2013 – Florida was approved as the 9th Member State of NATE.
August 20, 2013 – Michigan was approved as the 8th Member State of NATE.
July 16, 2013 - North Dakota has been approved as the 7th Member State of NATE.
On April 23, 2013, the Western States Consortium and other peer states held the close-out meeting for the WSC pilot project. At that meeting, the group decided it was time for a multi-state focus so the group decided to incorporate under a new name, which welcomes states from across the country to participate, the National Association for Trusted Exchange. The group is in the process of making this transition. Stay tuned on this webpage for updates as the process moves forward.