IHIN Mission Statement

Provide all entities in the Iowa healthcare ecosystem with connectivity to the Iowa Health Information Network to enable the secure exchange of patient and other healthcare related information.

IHIN Short-Term Vision

Our vision is to make the IHIN the preferred network to enable all providers in Iowa to share, exchange and report the various elements of healthcare information in a safe, secure and efficient way. To attain this vision, the IHIN will:

  • Create a partnership with Iowa Medicaid to better understand and satisfy their unique information exchange and reporting expectations and requirements related to their evolving mission
  • Expand the capabilities of the Iowa Health Information Network to include all types of healthcare providers including but not limited to:
    • Hospitals, clinics, physicians, long-term and post-acute care facilities
    • Behavioral health entities, pharmacies and labs
    • Public health and other state agencies
    • Home health and hospice
    • Agencies providing social determinant services, such as dieticians, physical therapists, AA, drug rehabilitation, wellness programs, etc.
    • Emergency management agencies
  • Make the IHIN the preferred way for all providers to meet federal and state reporting requirements, including quality measures
  • Assist providers in meeting meaningful use requirements
  • Provide the following services to all participants:
  • Privacy and security
  • CCD-A Exchange
  • Direct Secure Messaging
  • Registries (immunizations, PDMP, opioid treatment¬†and others)
  • Statewide Alert Network (SWAN)
  • Care coordination
  • ACO/MCO connectivity
  • Value-based payment support
  • SSA, VA, DoD, CDC connectivity
  • Interstate exchange
  • Professional consulting services

IHIN Long-Term Vision Statement

Establish a state-of-the-art Health Information Exchange by 2020, providing all HIE services to healthcare providers across Iowa; and to be positioned to add new and/or expanded services that increase value to the participants, improve patient outcomes and lower costs. Expand IHIN participant services, add new, value-added services/applications and expand our number of participants to help us attain our vision.

To attain this vision, the IHIN will:

  • Provide the following additional services to all IHIN participants:
    • Single sign-on
    • Clinical decision support
    • Quality reporting
    • Credentialing
    • Telehealth
    • Healthcare analytics
    • Mobile apps
    • Population health support
    • Patient engagement
    • HIE-HIE gateways
    • Patient alerting
    • Valued-added applications
    • Advance Directives
  • Be prepared to identify and leverage emerging services and value-added applications that benefit IHIN participants
  • Create the National Model for Medicaid and HIE Cooperation and Collaboration