About Us

The Children’s Care Alliance™ is a collaboration of local hospitals, school districts and care providers who, with the support of the Lehigh Valley Business Coalition on Health Care (LVBCH), are committed to improving the quality of children’s health care through collaboration and technology. The Virtual Health Village™ is the CCA’s health information exchange (HIE) in which children’s health care information is shared electronically among health care providers in local emergency rooms, clinics, physician offices and school health rooms. Electronic sharing will assure faster access and more complete and up-to-date health care information to save time, eliminate duplicate tests and procedures, and greatly improve initial and follow-up care. Current members include Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network, Children’s Hospital at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Sacred Heart HealthCare System, St. Luke’s University Health Network, as well as the Allentown and Bethlehem Area School Districts with a combined student population of about 32,000.

This Health Information Exchange (HIE) represents a first of its kind collaboration between health care organizations, the education and business communities that share a common goal – improving the health care of children in the region. According to Harry Lukens, Sr. Vice President and Chief Information Officer (CIO) of Lehigh Valley Health Network, “With up-to-date and more complete student health records, we will be able to easily measure the success of this unique community based pediatric HIE.”