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.

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

Getting the Information Needed for Better Health: Using Health Information Exchange in Minnesota (PDF)

1/31/17 Webinar Presentation - "Connecting to Statewide Health Information Exchange (HIE) in Minnesota" (PDF)

Minnesota Health Information Exchange Framework and Guidance to Support Accountable Health - 2016 Edition (PDF)
The framework provides recommendations on how to use HIE to help support and achieve accountable health. It is a starting point for organizations, networks or collaboratives developing HIE strategies and is intended to be an assessment and planning tool.

The checklist (XLS) is an additional tool for organizations to identify the functions and capabilities they and their partners use.

Health Information Exchange Guide for Minnesota Providers (PDF)
This 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

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.

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Updated Friday, 21-Feb-2020 12:42:32 CST