North Coast Health Information and Improvement Network Chooses QS Systems to Power Their Community Information Exchange


Martin Love, CEO of NCHIIN

Our partnership with QS Systems and the implementation of NinePatch will allow us to achieve our CIE vision.

Today, the North Coast Health Improvement and Information Network (NCHIIN), a California-based nonprofit organization providing both health information exchange and health improvement in Humboldt County, announced the selection of NinePatch, the award-winning community health platform built by QS Systems, to serve as the region’s Community Information Exchange (CIE) solution.

“Our partnership with QS Systems and the implementation of NinePatch will allow us to achieve our CIE vision,” said Martin Love, CEO of NCHIIN. “It’s a constant challenge for community members in Humboldt County to find the services they need to stay healthy, and their families. There are many complicated systems to navigate to get easy and proper access to services. »

NCHIIN sought a solution to coordinated information sharing and closed-loop referral process across medical, behavioral and social health, enabling collaborative organizations to approach care and wellness from a holistic perspective. of the person.

NinePatch is a team-based service coordination platform that leverages the power of health information exchange (HIE) to connect three fragmented industries through simple, visual, and powerful tools. “We did a thorough evaluation of established solutions on the market and were impressed with the rich set of features that NinePatch provides to help solve a very difficult problem. He ticked all the boxes for us,” Love continued.

“NCHIIN has long established itself as a leader in community collaboration, and we couldn’t be more delighted to partner with them as they launch their CIE,” said Leigh Sterling, CEO of QS Systems. “Our team will leverage their deep understanding of a community’s trust, legal, financial, technical and operational frameworks – all critical components to the success of such a project – to implement NCHIIN’s social care network. “

QS System’s NinePatch platform has been successfully implemented in Western Colorado as a Community Resource Network since July 2020. In 2019, the Community Resource Network won second place out of 114 teams at the nationwide in the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation SDoH Innovation Competition.

For more information about NCHIIN, please visit

For more information about QS Systems, please visit or to schedule an interview, please contact Rick Curtsinger at [email protected] or (970) 248-0033.



The North Coast Health Information and Improvement Network (NCHIIN) is a California-based nonprofit organization that provides both health information exchange and health improvement in the Humboldt County. It has a team of dedicated and experienced information technology and quality improvement professionals who are focused on improving the health of the people of Humboldt.

About QS Systems

QS Systems is a partnership between two long-time innovators in the world of HITs and HIEs: Stella Technology (San Jose, CA) and Quality Health Network (Grand Junction, CO). Their combined trust and expertise currently benefits clients and organizations on the Colorado West Slope as the Community Resource Network, an area known as a leader in providing high-quality, low-cost health care.

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