Watch for updates to the “HIE Guidance for Minnesota’s Health and Health Care Providers” here. This resource was initially released on February 14, 2012 and will be updated with new and revised content by early June. The guidance has been developed collaboratively by HIE stakeholders throughout state and can assist health and health care providers in assessing their readiness for HIE as well as understand what options are available in Minnesota.
The 2012 e-Health Connectivity for HIE Grant Program will be released early summer 2012. Watch for announcements and details on eligibility for this year’s grant program here.
For more information contact: Jennifer Fritz, Minnesota Department of Health Office of Health Information Technology, (651) 201-3662.
The North Dakota Health Information Network has the Direct infrastructure in production and is available for providers to use. Direct is a simple and secure method to send information from one provider to another through an electronic system. Simply put, it is a secure email service that can exchange unstructured documents and structured files such as lab reports, consults, results and other clinical information between providers. This enables providers to push information to other providers. Direct will benefit both patients and providers by improving the transport of health information where health information exchange (HIE) services are not available, making exchange faster, more secure and less expensive.
As of May 22, 29 entities, with 90 users, have signed agreements to participate in Direct. Participants and enrollment documents are available on our website. To learn more about Direct, access the online webinar.
If you have any questions or need assistance with Direct, send an email.
For more information about North Dakota HIE contact: Sheldon Wolf, North Dakota HIT director, (701) 328-1991.