MN HIE Study

Minnesota Health Information Exchange Study

The 2016 Minnesota Legislature requested a study to assess Minnesota's legal, financial, and regulatory framework for health information exchange (HIE). This includes the requirements of the Minnesota Health Records Act, and to make recommendations for modifications that would strengthen the ability of Minnesota health care providers to securely exchange data in compliance with patient preferences and in a way that is efficient and financially sustainable. The report is due in February 2018.

Public Comment

Public comments to the proposed recommendations is now available. Follow this link for information. Comments are due at 5:00 PM (Central Time) on October 31, 2017.

  • Join the Minnesota e-Health Health Information Exchange meeting on Friday, October 6 for a presentation of the study findings and recommendations.
    • Friday, October 6, 2017; 9:00 a.m - 12:00 p.m
    • At Wilder Center, Auditorium A, 451 Lexington Parkway N., St. Paul, MN 55104
    • Meeting agenda (PDF) and slides (PDF)

Overall Project Schedule

Legal analysis of MN laws and workgroup review

March – August 2017

Environmental scan of HIE models in other states

April - June

Stakeholder interviews to learn where organizations are at, where they are going, and how they will get there

April – May

“Listening” Sessions (meetings and webinars) to share proposed HIE frameworks and discuss how these may or may not meet stakeholder needs

June – August

Develop themes and recommendations with input from the project’s Steering Team and MN e-Health Advisory Committee

September – October

Public Comment


Prepare report


Recommendations approved by Advisory Committee

December 8

MDH internal review process

December – January

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Send comment and any questions to MDH Project Lead Karen Soderberg at or 651-201-3576.

Updated Thursday, October 05, 2017 at 01:40PM