The DC HIE is a system of HIE entities that meet common privacy and security standards to support the secure electronic exchange of health information. HIE entities participating in the DC HIE will attest to meeting certain privacy, security, use, and access requirements.
DHCF designated CRISP DC to serve as the District’s HIE to provide core exchange services to the healthcare system across Washington, DC. The DC HIE is guided by the DC HIE Policy Board, an advisory body, appointed by the Mayor, that provides recommendations to DHCF.
In 2012, the Mayor of the District of Columbia established the HIE Policy Board to provide recommendations on the secure and protected exchange of health information in the District. The District’s HIE efforts are guided by this twenty-two (22) member volunteer Board that includes representatives from District-based provider associations, hospitals, health systems, payers, providers, Medicaid beneficiaries, information technologists, and District of Columbia Government agencies.
The District’s “HIE Rule” (Chapter 87, District of Columbia Health Information Exchange, of Title 29, DCMR) authorizes DHCF to oversee and administer the DC HIE. The DC HIE is a marketplace of District Registered and Designated HIE entities that work together to ensure health information exchange is private, secure, and effective.