A strategy for nationwide HIE has been led by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC). ONC facilitated the process of establishing the essential building blocks to support health information exchange, and is now entering the next phase of facilitating the development of enhanced HIE services across the United States.
To jumpstart the transition to better care where information can be shared quickly among health providers, Congress allocated $548 million to states under the State HIE Cooperative Agreement Program. This effort is administered by ONC and every state has received funds to modernize how patient health information is stored and shared. Learn more about the State HIE Cooperative Agreement Program.