DC Looks to Contractors to Build Simpler Health Information Exchange

Washington, D.C., has issued a request for proposals for contractors to build a secure email system for the exchange of health information, according to a Washington Business Journal report.

The District of Columbia plans to develop a local health information exchange first and later connect to a nationwide exchange. The city will award a contractor a one-year, $1.06 million contract with the possibility of renewal for three additional years. This funding is part of a federal grant worth $5.1 million that the city received. 

In October the city decided to develop a simpler HIE and therefore cut funding to the D.C. Primary Care Association, which had created a more complex network through the D.C. Regional Health Information Organization.

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