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 ยงยง 62J.498 through 62J.4982, which became effective on July 1, 2010, and revised effective July 1, 2015.

The Health Information Exchange (HIE) Oversight Process is intended to ensure that organizations involved in HIE in Minnesota are adhering to Minnesota and nationally recognized standards and requirements that will allow Minnesota providers and hospitals to access pertinent patient health information to improve health outcomes while ensuring patients have the appropriate privacy and security portections in place. Under this law, an entity providing health information exchange services in Minnesota for clinical 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 - 2015 (PDF)

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. Information on how to apply for a Certificate of Authority to operate as an HIE Service Provider in Minnesota.

Current HIE Service Provider Applications Under Review

Inpriva, Inc. - public hearing anticipated in August 2015

Public Comments and Recommendations

Members of the public and interested stakeholders are encouraged to participate in the Application Review process by submitting comments in writing regarding the application prior to a hearing, if scheduled, or attend the Public Hearing. An additional comment period will be open for five days after a public hearing.

  • by email to:
  • by mail to:      Office of Health Information Technology
                           Minnesota Department of Health
                           85 East Seventh Place, Suite 220
                           P.O. Box 64882
                           St. Paul, MN 55164-0882


Public Complaint Process

To register a complaint or concern about health information exchange (HIE) services in Minnesota, please send an email to: 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 Tuesday, June 30, 2015 at 11:19AM