The District’s “HIE Rule” (Chapter 87, District of Columbia Health Information Exchange, of Title 29, DCMR) (PDF) authorizes DHCF to oversee and administer the DC HIE. The DC HIE is a marketplace of registered and designated HIE entities that work together to ensure health information exchange is private, secure, and effective. Specifically, the DC HIE must make the right health information available to the right individuals at the right time.
In addition to regulating the DC HIE, DHCF is working with key stakeholders, including the DC HIE Policy Board, to evaluate and develop policy guidance on health information exchange in the District. DHCF is committed to ongoing engagement with the community to adapt to new technologies and best practices.
For questions on the application process, please contact: Nina Jolani, HIE Program Analyst, DHCF, [email protected] and or at (202) 478-1470.
- WHY SHOULD HIE ENTITIES APPLY TO BE PART OF THE DC HIE?
- WHAT IS A DISTRICT DESIGNATED HIE ENTITY?
- READY TO APPLY TO PARTICIPATE IN THE DC HIE?
Approval as a District Registered HIE Entity demonstrates that the HIE entity meets or exceeds privacy, security, and access requirements for health information exchange identified by DHCF and District stakeholders. The District Registered HIE Entities will receive key opportunities to engage in discussions with other District Registered and Designated HIE Entities that make up the DC HIE.
Participation in the DC HIE is voluntary, however, HIE entities that do not apply are able to continue their operations in the District.
Once a HIE entity has demonstrated it meets the District’s privacy and security requirements to become a District Registered HIE Entity, the HIE entity may consider the opportunity (if eligible) of applying and attaining the District Designated HIE Entity status. The District’s Designated HIE Entity is acknowledged as DHCF’s committed partner for citywide HIE services. The District Designated HIE Entity status is sought through a competitive selection process. For the 2019 DC HIE Designation Application period (August 19-September 18, 2019), only one District Registered HIE Entity will be selected to be the District Designated HIE Entity. The District’s Designated HIE Entity will be a public-private partner with DHCF and provide core exchange services to District providers.
The icons below will lead you to the DC HIE Registration Application and DC HIE Designation Application webpages. The webpages include information on the benefits, eligibility, application timeframes, and instructions to apply.
- Recorded webinar: Introducing the DC HIE - 2019 Registration and Designation Application Process
- Webinar slides [PDF]
Where to start?
- Please begin with the DC HIE Registration Application
- If interested and eligible, continue with the DC HIE Designation Application