HIE Networks


The following are links to selected 'open source' health information exchange (HIE) organizations and network solutions:   Videos
  • Nationwide Health Information Network (NwHIN) 'Connect' - An open source software solution that supports health information exchange (HIE) at the national and local level.
  • Ambulatory HIE Toolkit - A comprehensive overview of HIE resources provided by the American College of Medical Practice Executives and HIMSS .
  • eHealth Initiative (eHI) - An independent non-profit organization helping to create an interconnected, electronic health information infrastructure to support better health.
  • Federal Health Information Exchange (FHIE) - A secure electronic system for transmitting patient health information between the VA and DoD as part of the Virtual Lifetime Electronic Record (VLER) system. 
  • HIE News Portal - A CMIO magazine portal to news on health information exchange (HIE) projects and activities
  • HIEOS - Open source HIE solution offered and supported by General Dynamics.
  • Indiana Health Information Exchange (IHIE) - The nation’s largest health information exchange, partnering with communities throughout Indiana to ensure health information is available when and where it is needed for patient care.
  • Mirth Project - An open source solution for healthcare interoperability consisting of several modules, e.g. an HL7 messaging interface; a clinical data repository; and a master patient index (MPI).
  • New England Health EDI Network (NEHEN) - A consortium of regional payers and providers providing tools, products, and services for its members to engage in both administrative and clinical information exchanges.
  • National Electronic Disease Surveillance System (NEDSS)  - A CDC initiative advancing the development and deployment of efficient, integrated, and interoperable disease surveillance systems at federal, state and local levels.
  • OpenExchange This open source platform provides a standards based core infrastructure to exchange patient health information in a secure and timely manner.
  • Open Health Record Exchange (OHRE) - Browsersoft’s OpenHRE  offers secure technology to enable health care communities to exchange data from disparate health information systems.
  • Open Science Grid - A multi-disciplinary partnership advancing science through open distributed computing and meeting the needs of research and academic communities on a regional, national, or global scale.
  • State HIE Programs - HHS portal to all state HIE plans and activities across the U.S.
  • World Community Grid - Bringing people together from across the globe to create the largest non-profit computing grid of pooled computer processing power  benefiting humanity.
 * Find news & links to other open source Health Information Exchange (HIE) software, organizations, and more at Open Health News.

** Check out Maine's HealthInfoNet video channel.

NeHC Report

The National eHealth Collaborative (NeHC) released the Secrets of HIE Success Revealed: Lessons from the Leaders in August 2011.  The report was commissioned by NeHC in order to provide an in-depth analysis of successful and mature health information exchange (HIE) systems in diverse geographies and market types. The report captures the key dimensions of success for HIE leadership and sustainability and contributes to the development of a national roadmap for health information exchange It also provides insight and guidance for those working on emerging HIE initiatives.  

YouTube Indiana's HIE Network


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Articles by the Webmaster and others on collaborative, 'open source' or public domain health information exchange (HIE) solutions:


Federal HIT Plan 2015-2020

The first priority for the United States in realizing the benefits and full potential of Health Information Technology (HIT) is to achieve nationwide adoption of Electronic Health Record (EHR) systems coupled with the implementation and widespread use of Health Information Exchange (HIE) networks.     See FederalHealth IT Strategic Plan 2015-2020




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