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 3 levels of service, based on your type of organzation and how you'd like to use it. The subscription fee is the same for whichever level you use.
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. HIPPA compliance is covered by a Business Associate Agreement 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:
Mail: Iowa Health Information Network
4601 Westown Parkway, Suite 120
West Des Moines, IA 50266
Standard Participation Agreement (required)
Business Associate Agreement (required)
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.
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