16 Regional HIOs Partner to Address Data Exchange Challenges

Sixteen regional health information exchange organizations from throughout the Midwest and Rocky Mountains states have banded together to address the challenges of exchanging patient information across state and regional lines.

The new partnership, called the Mid-States Consortium of Health Information Organizations, will advocate for HIE models, like query-based exchanges, that better allow patient information to be accessed outside of the patient's home state or region. The consortium will also focus on the unique HIE needs of rural providers in these states.

"The Mid-States Consortium of HIOs will provide a venue through which HIOs can negotiate together with vendors and payers for products or services and advocate at the regional and national level for HIO-related issues," said Jeff Messer, director of outreach and development at the Colorado Regional Health Information Organization, in a news release. "The Mid-States Consortium will provide the opportunity for HIOs to share knowledge, education and networking resources and collaborate on funding opportunities where partnerships can be advantageous."

Participating HIOs include:

  1. Colorado Regional Health Information Organization
  2. Community Health Information Collaborative (Minnesota)
  3. Coordinated Care Oklahoma
  4. Health Information Network Of Arizona
  5. HealthShare Montana
  6. Idaho Health Data Exchange
  7. Iowa Health Information Network
  8. Kansas Health Information Network
  9. Missouri Health Connection
  10. MyHealth Access Network, Inc. (Oklahoma)
  11. Nebraska Health Information Initiative
  12. North Dakota Health Information Network
  13. Quality Health Network (Colorado)
  14. South Dakota Health Link at DOH
  15. Southeast Texas Health System
  16. SMRTNET (Oklahoma)

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