Health Information Exchange (HIE)

Health information exchange, or HIE, in Minnesota means the electronic transmission of health related information between organizations according to nationally recognized standards (Minn. Stat. §62J.498 sub. 1(f)). This means each time information is sent electronically to another provider it is done in a uniformly accepted way that meets specific standards to ensure protection of the data and privacy of the patient. It also means the information will be received in a way that is usable for the recipient. 

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HIE Oversight
HIE Resources
Archive HIE Resources

HIE Oversight

Health Information Exchange Oversight
The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) is required by state law to establish an oversight process that will protect the public interest on matters pertaining to health information exchange. Find out more about the oversight process, how to get involved, and how to connect with state-certified Health Information Exchange (HIE) Service Providers.

State-Certified HIE Service Providers
Find more information, including contact details, on the state-certified health information exchange service providers (HIOs and HDIs).

HIE Resources

Health Information Exchange Guide for Minnesota Providers
This new resource, A Practical Guide to Understanding Health Information Exchange: Assessing Your Readiness and Selecting Health Information Exchange Options in Minnesota, was developed collaboratively by HIE stakeholders throughout state. It can assist health and health care providers assess their readiness for HIE as well as understand what options are available in Minnesota.

Electronic Health Record (EHR) Information
These resources are intended to support the implementation of health information technology (HIT) including links to more information on: financing, meaningful use, personal health records (PHRs) and electronic health records (EHRs), privacy and security, Minnesota’s Regional Extension and Assistance Center for HIT (REACH), and standards.

Electronic Prescribing
Information and resources on Minnesota's 2011 electronic prescribing mandate and standards.

Glossary of Terms and Acronyms Related to e-Health

Health Information Exchange FAQ
This Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) has information for health and healthcare providers about HIE including options for meaningful use and beyond.

Meaningful Use
Through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Recovery Act), the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is authorized to make incentive payments to eligible professionals and eligible hospitals demonstrating meaningful use of certified EHR technology.

Patient Engagement
Information and resources for health care providers.

Archive HIE Resources

2012 Minnesota e-Health Connectivity Grant Program for Health Information Exchange - Program is now closed, all funds have been awarded.

Visit the Minnesota e-Health Connect HIE Grants webpage for more information on the 2012 and 2011 grant recipients.

e-Health Connect: Health Information Exchange Program
(funded by ONC)
Minnesota e-Health Connect is a project funded through the State Health Information Exchange (HIE) Cooperative Agreement Program, established under the HITECH Act and administered by the Office of the National Coordinator (ONC). The program is intended to build capacity in all states for exchanging health information across the health care system both within and across states. Find information on the HIE Connectivity Grant Program and the Upper Midwest Health Information Exchange (UM HIE) tools.

Updated Friday, June 20, 2014 at 01:24PM