Pilot Aims To Give Patients' Records Via HIE

Anthony Brino | Government Health IT | January 23, 2014

Maine may become the first state in the country to offer residents access to their personal health records via a health information exchange. 

As part of a federally-funded innovation project experimenting with a range of medical home, analytics and engagement strategies, Maine's HealthInfoNet statewide HIE recently issued a request for information, looking for a health organization in the state interested in linking their personal health record system with the state HIE database.

HealthInfoNet will take the PHR data and use Blue Button standards to let patients download a Continuity of Care Document that summarizes all their records in the HIE, not just from one organization.