Hielix Awarded Statewide HIE Contract by the State of Minnesota

Thursday, 12 April 2012

Hielix, Inc., a national leader on empowering the seamless exchange of healthcare data, announced today it has been selected by the State of Minnesota to support the State’s plans for health information exchange (HIE) through Minnesota’s State Health Information Exchange Cooperative Agreement Program awarded by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC), pending ONC’s approval. Hielix, Inc. was awarded a contract for $529,056 over 17 months.

Hielix, Inc. will form a Statewide Shared Services Collaborative with Minnesota health information exchange stakeholders to develop a governance plan, sustainability plan, policies, and specifications for the development and long-term sustainability of Minnesota’s statewide shared services technical infrastructure. The statewide, shared services technical infrastructure will support interoperability of Minnesota’s health care community through Minnesota’s State-Certified Health Information Exchange Service Providers. Minnesota’s statewide shared services technical infrastructure will include:

  • Provider and entity–level directory solution
  • Mechanism to manage consumer preferences
  • Statewide record locator services

“We are pleased to have been selected by the State of Minnesota to support their efforts in creating a statewide HIE. Our approach to the development of HIE services is to be inclusive of stakeholders and focused on the operational metrics necessary to achieve long term sustainability,” said Patti Dodgen, CEO of Hielix. “Our HIE framework drives operational competency into the exchange of data and delivers value to all healthcare stakeholders. Our selection further demonstrates the company’s growing leadership in the HIE marketplace.”

The awarding of the Minnesota contract builds on Hielix's already well known national experience in the planning and creation of operationally sustainable, open solutions to seamlessly exchanging health information. Our national team brings a substantial portfolio of work with integrated delivery systems, regional and local communities; statewide HIE organizations and the provider community across the United States. No other professional services organization retains the core competency and direct expertise in what is a dynamic and emerging healthcare information exchange marketplace. In fact, Hielix has performed work for 1 out of every 5 statewide HIE’s in the country and territories.

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