Health Information Exchange Oversight

The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) is required by Minnesota law to establish an oversight process that will protect the public interest on matters pertaining to health information exchange. The Minnesota Commissioner of Health has been granted the authority to implement a program for the oversight of the exchange of health information in Minnesota in accordance with Minnesota Statutes §§ 62J.498 through 62J.4982, which became effective on July 1, 2010.

The Health Information Exchange (HIE) Oversight Process is intended to ensure that organizations involved in HIE in Minnesota are adhering to nationally recognized standards that will allow Minnesota providers and hospitals the opportunity to receive incentives for achieving “meaningful use” of electronic health records under federal law. Under this law, an entity providing health information exchange services for clinical meaningful use transactions must apply for a certificate of authority to conduct business in Minnesota as either a Health Information Organization (HIO) or a Health Data Intermediary (HDI).

Learn more about the oversight process, how to get involved and how to connect with certified HIE Service Providers:

Health Information Exchange Oversight Law Fact Sheet (2012) (PDF: 40KB/2 pg)

Background Information on HIE Oversight
Public Hearings, Minnesota's Privacy Laws and FAQs

State-Certified HIE Service Providers
Information on the entities (HIO and HDI) who have successfully completed the application process and been issued a Certificate of Authority to operate in Minnesota as an HIE Service Provider.

Applications for Certificate of Authority
Information on how to apply for a Certificate of Authority to operate as an HIE Service Provider in Minnesota. This page also includes information on applications currently being reviewed by the MDH and the HIE Oversight Advisory Review Panel as well as archived applications.

Public Hearing Schedule
Consumers and stakeholders are encouraged to participate in the Application Review Process by submitting comments and attending the Public Hearings held to discuss applicants' qualifications for an HIE Service Provider Certificate of Authority. This page also has information on recent and upcoming public hearings as well as how to submit comments.

Recertification Process
Consumers and stakeholders are also encouraged to submit comments on Recertification Forms submitted by HIE Service Providers as part of the annual recertification requirements. This page lists any HIE Service Providers currently going through the recertification process as well as how to submit comments.

Public Complaint Process

To register a complaint or concern about health information exchange (HIE) services in Minnesota, please send an email to: health.hie.certification@state.mn.us. Be sure to include:

  • Your name
  • Your organization
  • Your phone number
  • Your email address
  • Complete details of your complaint or concern (please be specific)
  • What you would like to see happen to resolve your complaint or concern

Based on the information you provide, we will do our best to help resolve the issue(s).


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Updated Friday, April 12, 2013 at 10:01AM