With more than 1.3 million unique patient identities in its master person index, the New Mexico Health Information Collaborative (NMHIC) is rapidly growing as the state’s health information exchange (HIE). NMHIC CIO Craig Hewitt recently spoke to HCI Assistant Editor Rajiv Leventhal about challenges, HIE trends, and how the government can better enable health information exchange.

The New Mexico Health Information Collaborative (NMHIC) is the statewide health information exchange (HIE) network and the name of the collaborative that supports the network. Supported and operated by the non-profit organization LCF Research, the NMHIC HIE network currently has access to patient information at 14 hospitals, two major medical groups, and three independent laboratories. NMHIC has been in production providing electronic lab results and patient encounter information from hospital emergency departments to the New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) since June 2010.

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Source: New Mexico Health Information Collaborative: Moving Forward on HIE