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 protections 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:

Overview of the Minnesota Health Information Exchange (HIE) Oversight Law (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.

Application Process & Public Hearing Information
Information on how to apply for a Certificate of Authority to operate as an HIE Service Provider in Minnesota as well as public hearing information for current applications under review.


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Updated Tuesday, August 11, 2015 at 03:25PM