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Minnesota e-Health HIE Task Force

Active dates:2018-2019

The Minnesota e-Health HIE Task Force will focus on actions and policies to:

  • Expand exchange of clinical information to support care transitions between organizations that use Epic EHR software and those that do not;
  • Expand encounter alerting (for example, admission, discharge, and transfer);
  • Identify, prioritize and scope needs for ongoing connected networks and HIE services.

By December 2018, the HIE Task Force will develop a report for the Minnesota e-Health Advisory Committee. 


The 2016 Minnesota Legislature directed the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) to assess Minnesota's legal, financial, and regulatory framework for health information exchange (HIE), including the requirements in Minnesota Statutes, sections 144.291-144.298 (referred to as the Minnesota Health Records Act). As directed by the legislature, the study also provided recommended modifications that would strengthen the ability of Minnesota health care providers to securely exchange data in compliance with patient preferences and in a way that is efficient and financially sustainable.

The Task Force is intended to help move Minnesota in the direction of a “connected networks” approach. The Minnesota e-Health HIE Task Force is scheduled to meet from May to December 2018.

The HIE Task Force met 11 times between May 2018 and May 2019. In October it submitted 

Subordinate to:

2018-2019 members:
Stephen W. Odd, RN, Representing: Minnesota Health Information Organization - A
Charles D. Peterson, Representing: Minnesota Health Information Organization - B
Michael Lilly, Representing: Hospital, Health System, ACO or IHP-B (Small)
Jeffrey Stites, JD, MPA, Representing: Professional with Expert Knowledge of Legal Context & Patient Consent
Jackie Sias, Representing: Minnesota Department of Human Services
Eleanor O. Vita, MD, Representing: Practicing Clinician
Timothy R. Getsay, MA, Representing: Professional with Expert Knowledge of HIE
Deepti Pandita, MD, Representing: Chief Medical Information Officer
Paula Schreurs, MS, Representing: Hospital, Health System, ACO or IHP-A (Large)
Peter B. Schuna, HIE Task Force Co-Chair, Representing: Long-Term and Post-Acute Care
Jonathon W. Moon, Representing: Health Plan, Payer or Health Care Purchaser
George Klauser, HIE Task Force Co-Chair, Representing: Individual with Expert Knowledge of Patient Advocacy

Entries for this agency in the Annual Compilation and Statistical Report of Multi-Member Agencies Report: 2018.

Note: This report provides membership details as well as meeting information and a summary of the group's activities.

News clippings and documents. Agencies Notebook Collection, 2018.
Record last updated: 06/30/2021

All information on this group from the Library’s collection of agency notebooks has been digitized. These materials are incorporated into the “documents/articles” section of the record. Please contact a librarian with any questions. The Minnesota Agencies database is a work in progress.

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