HIE Toolkit

HIE Policy Matrix

These "policy models" are adapted from The Connecting for Health Common Framework, available from http://www.connectingforhealth.org.  Specifically, the policy suggestions are from section P2: Model Privacy Policies and Procedures for Health Information Exchange.  This framework provides several useful tools for health information exchange (HIE); P2 contains much of the necessary policy and procedure language needed for an HIE.

HIE Policy Matrix [XLSX - 43 KB]


This guide to DIRECT connectivity standards is designed to assist health care providers in understanding and implementing health information exchange using DIRECT protocols.  The guide includes descriptions of technologies used, a glossary of terms and recommendations on implementing DIRECT.

HIE Direct Guide [PDF - 393 KB]

ROI Calculator

This spreadsheet calculates potential savings and costs of implementing an electronic health record (EHR) and a health information exchange (HIE).  Sources are listed along with each calculation.

ROI Calculator [XLXS - 63 KB]

Privacy and Security Overview and Resource List

The privacy and security requirements for organizations participating in an HIE are covered in this guide.  A list of HIPAA-related resources is also included for staying current on regulatory changes.

Privacy and Security Overview and Resource List [PDF - 402 KB]

Health Information Exchange – First Considerations

This document covers the first steps in forming or joining an HIE, particularly the requirement for assessing readiness.   Governance and key roles in the HIE are discussed, as well.

Health Information Exchange – First Considerations [PDF - 291 KB]