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

Interim Executive Director

Kyle Bradford

Associate Director, Informatics

Huahong Qiang

Data Integration Architect

Kristin Lyman

Associate Director, Health Services Research

Salvatore Peraino II

Associate Director, Business and Finance



Hang Zhang

Senior Software Engineer

Kyla Mor

Senior Program Manager

Fred Blanche

Privacy & Compliance Officer, HIT Analyst

Jamie Clesi Giepert

Associate Director, Clinical Transformation



Mark Keiser (Chairman)


Access Health Louisiana


Michael Andry




Thomas Carton, PhD

Chief Business Development Officer

Louisiana Public Health Institute

Keith Winfrey, MD

Chief Medical Officer

NOELA Community Health Center


Michael Griffin


Daughters of Charity Services of New Orleans


Gerralda Davis

Executive Director

Louisiana Primary Care Association, Inc.