What is the Texas e-Health Alliance?

TeHA is a bipartisan, nonprofit organization committed to being our state’s leading advocate, from local communities to the national level, for the use of information technology to improve the health care system for patients.   We are:


  • A credible industry voice within our state, with a track record of positively impacting public policy.   


  • A forum- and a podium- for our members to contribute their individual voice to the broader conversation about HIT and health care.


  • A guide and a resource when our members are faced with regulatory uncertainty or a lack of information about the state’s HIT marketplace.


  • An active force in that marketplace- one that’s not just reporting the story but actually influencing the state’s policy framework and decision making process.  

Influence

TeHA’s advocacy ensures that member organizations have an effective and respected voice representing their interests within the state’s legislative and regulatory arenas.

Information

TeHA membership gain access to updates on emerging trends that impact the industry through educational sessions, expert presentations, a speakers’ bureau, and information updates on e-health issues.

Networking

TeHA’s events and conferences provides extensive networking opportunities as well as access to quality presentations from industry experts

Implementation

Shape the evolution of e-health in Texas through continuing TeHA initiatives.

What Benefits do TeHA Members Receive?

The Texas e-Health Alliance is the premier entity that leaders in the Texas legislature, the Governor, and various state agencies refer to on matters related to all aspects ofe-health, from health information exchange to telemedicine to remote monitoring.

TeHA is also the leading resource on what’s happening in the e-health industry.  As “the” source for comprehensive information on state issues affecting health information exchanges, telemedicine, remote monitoring, and other e-health issues, TeHA puts you in the know and at the table to influence the ever evolving world of e-health.

TeHA provides various benefits to members including: advocating on behalf of e-health to the legislature and state agencies, providing timely news and updates to members, and facilitating communications efforts with the media and the general public.

  • TeHA’s advocacy ensures that member organizations have an effective and respected voice representing their interests within the state’s legislative and regulatory arenas.


  • TeHA members gain access to updates on emerging trends that impact the industry through educational sessions, expert presentations, and informational updates on e-health issues.


  • TeHA’s events provide extensive networking opportunities and opportunities for business development.


  • TeHA’s relationships with academic institutions and the Austin startup community allow our members to mentor and interact with early stage startup companies that are shaping the future of HIT.

Membership is open to companies working in health IT, as well as provider organizations, nonprofits, and other stakeholder groups.   We invite you to join the over 70 organizations that are defining the path forward, for our members and customers across the state of Texas, through collaboration and advocacy.  We welcome your participation.   For more information on becoming a member, go to our member signup page.

Examples of Ongoing Initiatives


  • State health information exchange planning and implementation process. TeHA is a voting member of the Texas Health Services Authority’s Collaboration Council .  


  • Medicaid/CHIP health information exchange at the Texas HHSC.  TeHA represents industry as a member of the HHSC advisory committee for this HIE project.  Over 3 million clients served by HHSC will be affected.


  • Workforce plan development to support provider transition to meaningful use.  TeHA is actively engaged in workforce issues in conjunction with other stakeholders such as universities, community colleges, and trade associations. As a result of our work, Texas has a coordinated state HIT workforce planning process to ensure we have the right workforce for the future.


  • Provider education initiatives. TeHA partners with the Texas Regional Extension Centers and the Texas Medical Association to improve provider adoption of digital tools.


  • Provider education initiatives. TeHA partners with the Texas Regional Extension Centers and the Texas Medical Association to improve provider adoption of EMR/EHR.


  • Expanding telemedicine access.  TeHA works with telemedicine stakeholders and the Texas Medical Board to ensure that telemedicine services are available to patients in need with a focus on those areas that have provider shortages. TeHA also sits on the governing board of the TexLa Telehealth Resource Center at Texas Tech, which is devoted to promoting telehealth in Texas and Louisiana.