The Children’s Home Joins New Partnership Improving Care for Children in Western Pennsylvania

Updated on July 27, 2017

The Children’s Home of Pittsburgh & Lemieux Family Center, an independent non-profit organization that works to promote the health and well-being of infants and children, has been working with ClinicalConnect Health Information Exchange (HIE) to better serve their patients with a smooth transition to other healthcare institutions in the Pittsburgh region.

ClinicalConnect HIE, the first and largest HIE in Western Pennsylvania, improves the safety, quality, and efficiency of care for patients throughout the greater Pittsburgh region by securely connecting clinicians with patients’ vital electronic medical records.

“We want to make sure that families have less of the burden of having their child’s medical records, test results and medication lists on hand when they come to The Children’s Home by having all the data stored electronically on ClinicalConnect HIE,” said The Children’s Home’s Chief Executive Officer Pam Schanwald.

This new partnership allows The Children’s Home to electronically share information with ten ClinicalConnect HIE healthcare facilities throughout the region to ensure a smooth transition of medical records from varying levels of care. The instant information provided by ClinicalConnect HIE will support the continuum of care for patients that The Children’s Home so strongly promotes.

“The Children’s Home is committed to staying at the cutting-edge of care for every child and family whom we serve,” said Schanwald. “ClinicalConnect HIE allows us to connect vital, timely, and secure patient information for our Pediatric Specialty Hospital, as well as Child’s Way, our daycare for medically-fragile children, with our region’s top healthcare providers.”

About The Children’s Home of Pittsburgh & Lemieux Family Center

The Children’s Home of Pittsburgh, established in 1893, is an independent, non-profit licensed organization that promotes the health and well-being of infants and children through services which establish and strengthen the family. These programs include: Adoption – providing domestic infant adoption, SWAN permanency services, and a range of support services, Child’s Way® — a pediatric extended care center serving medically fragile infants and children from birth to age 21, and a 30-bed Pediatric Specialty Hospital — offering a transitional setting between hospital and home for infants, children, and their families. For more information, please call 412-441-4884 or visit

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