Mendocino SHARE Archive
The Mendocino SHARE project was launched in August 2003 in Mendocino County, California. This web page preserves the technology portion of the SHARE project as of September 2004, at the end of its first year of operations. This document archive from a project terminated long ago is maintained for purely historic reasons.
During the first year the Mendocino SHARE technology team produced a novel open source software solution (OpenHRE) able to provision a community HIE service. The year culminated with an invited presentation of the OpenHRE software solution at HHS headquarters in Washington, DC. In theory the Year Two technology roadmap for the SHARE project called for the community MPI service (built in Year One with OpenHRE) to provide the basis for the development of a chronic disease case management tool. In practice, however, the original technology roadmap was not pursued.
During the second year of the SHARE project a majority vote of project participants redirected the remaining technology budget away from the OpenHRE architecture created during the first year of the project. This project scope change also eliminated the goal of a virtual case management system shared by the health care community. Instead, the technology funds were redistributed to selected project participants for site level technology projects.
Meanwhile, in July 2004, while the SHARE participants were standing down from the original project goals, local private practice physicians and public health staff (i.e., members of the local health market who were disenfranchised by the SHARE project scope change) launched a new HIE steering committee. Meeting monthly from July 2004, this new committee formed Redwood MedNet as an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit. The SHARE project was terminated after the original HRSA grant funds were exhausted, while the local healthcare leaders of Redwood MedNet raised new funding to continue their pursuit of a community health information exchange service. Redwood MedNet now operates a rural HIE in the Mendocino region.
Mendocino SHARE Document Archive
[ 2003 - 2004 ]
Health Information Technology References
[ 2000 - 2004 ]
Questions? Contact Will Ross - wross - (at) - redwoodmednet - (dot) - org
Last Update: 21 July 2008