Provider Information

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provide better information
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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. 

1. 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.  HIPPA compliance is covered by a Business Associate Agreement which is required for those organizations who participate under at Standard PA.  

2. Direct Participation Agreement

If your organization is not authorized to use Query, then Direct is for you. Long- term care facilities, home health or hospice providers, substance abuse centers and behavioral health practices, physical therapy and chiropractic offices, dentists, pharmacies, labs and imaging centers, local public health, government and administrative entities are authorized to use Direct Secure Messaging.  Some of these have requested and begun the process to gain access to Query, but none have yet been approved.  

3. Electronic Laboratory Submission

If you wish to use the IHIN to submit meet your electronic laboratory submission requirements.  You may sign and participate under either of the agreements outlined above based on your organization type.  Both the Direct and Standard participation agreements include this functionality. 


Return completed documents to:

Fax:         866-924-4636 Attn: IHIN
Mail:        Iowa Health Information Network
                4601 Westown Parkway, Suite 120
               West Des Moines, IA 50266

Pricing Guide

Request for Query - New Provider Type

Request for Query through IHIN Portal

User Change Request Form

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.

Watch a brief overview of why electronic health records and a health information network are so important.