Hospitals, clinics, surgery and specialty care clinics are authorized to use the full functionality of the IHIN, known as Query, or patient look-up. These types of healthcare organizations will use a Standard Participation Agreement. When connected, you will be able to query patient data from other IHIN connected entities, and eventually have access to data in other states. You will also need to sign a Business Associate Agreement, as required for HIPAA compliance. If you do not find your provider type listed, please complete the form provided on the page below to request access.
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.