who we are

The Greater New Orleans Health Information Exchange (GNOHIE) is a community-governed health information technology infrastructure that facilitates the sharing of patient information across providers so they can deliver the best care possible.

The GNOHIE was developed as part of the Crescent City Beacon Community through a grant from the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC). Since 2013, the GNOHIE has been managed and operated by the Partnership for Achieving Total Health (PATH) – a 509(a)(3) supporting organization of the Louisiana Public Health Institute (LPHI). The GNOHIE network was cultivated out of a strong foundation of Federally Qualified Health Centers in the New Orleans area seeking to promote care coordination and access to primary care in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. Over the years, it has grown from a local collective of clinics and hospitals to a regional network that spans the continuum of care and includes 50 health care and social service organizations.

Key Dates

May 4, 2010

Awarded ONC Beacon Community Grant

Awarded ONC Beacon Community Grant
January 1, 2012

GNOHIE Begins Data Transactions

GNOHIE Begins Data Transactions
February 13, 2013

Partnership for Achieving Total Health (PATH) Established

Partnership for Achieving Total Health (PATH) Established
June 1, 2017

Cooperative Endeavor Agreement with Louisiana Dept. of Health Initiated

Cooperative Endeavor Agreement with Louisiana Dept. of Health Initiated


Our mission is to advance the Institute for Healthcare Improvement’s (IHI) Triple Aim to improve population health, reduce health care costs, and enhance patient experience, with a focus on underserved and vulnerable populations.


The GNOHIE supports our partners’ efforts in care coordination and enables them to succeed in value-based care environments by:

  • Connecting providers along the continuum of care
  • Facilitating secure exchange of patient information
  • Delivering actionable data


Our Team


Thomas Carton, PhD
Executive Director

Jamie Clesi Giepert
Associate Director, Clinical Transformation

Kyle Bradford
Associate Director, Informatics

Kyla Mor
Director of Product Development
Senior Program Manager, Clinical Transformation


Huahong Qiang
Principal Engineer

Kyleah Frederic
Software Engineer

Fred Blanche
Privacy & Compliance Officer, HIT Analyst

Van Le
Senior Program Coordinator

Sylvester Tumusiime, PhD
Informatics Manager



Mark Keiser (Chairman)


Access Health Louisiana


Michael Andry




Thomas Carton, PhD

Chief Data Officer

Louisiana Public Health Institute


Shirley Wade


St. Gabriel Health Clinic


Shondra Williams, PhD



Meg Vitter Greene

System Vice President

Population Health & Network Development

LCMC Health


Michael Griffin


Ascension DePaul Services of New Orleans

Gerralda Davis

Executive Director

Louisiana Primary Care Association, Inc.


Rochelle Head-Dunham, MD

Executive & Medical Director

Metropolitan Human Services District

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