Iowa Health Information Network (IHIN) is proud to offer the services listed below. With the click of a button, the IHIN’s query functionality allows you to search for information on individual patients, giving you a complete picture of their health as documented by their providers. IHIN Direct Secure Messaging allows you to send secure messages to providers outside your existing network as well as any other professionals that have a need to share information containing individual personal health information.

The IHIN provides for three levels of service, based on your type of organization and how you'd like to use it. The subscription fee is the same for whichever level you use.


Standard Participation Agreement

This is our comprehensive participation agreement that includes patient query, direct secure messaging and electronic laboratory submissions. There are four organization types that are eligible to use Query and therefore sign the Standard PA: hospitals, ambulatory clinics, ambulatory surgery and specialty care clinics. HIPAA compliance is covered by a Business Associate which is required for those organizations who participate under at Standard PA.

Electronic Laboratory Submission

If you wish to use the IHIN to submit meet your electronic laboratory submission requirements, please complete the agreements outlined above based on your organization type. The Standard Participation Agreement and Business Associate Agreement include ELR functionality.

Return completed documents to:


Iowa Health Information Network
4601 Westown Parkway, Suite 140
West Des Moines, IA 50266

    Iowa Health Information Network aims to improve care, increase security, promote cost savings, streamline treatment, and reduce medical errors through secure exchange of electronic health information.