A Guide to Planning a Health Information Exchange (HIE): Foundational Roadmap

Executive Summary

As part of Colleaga's Innovation Community, this roadmap is a repository of resources aimed to give organizations a guide for developing and implementing a Health Information Exchange (HIE) based on examples of important specifications and documents used by established programs. When building an HIE certain deliverables must be met as an organization moves forward with the process. This includes the development of each part of the HIE from the bottom up. This article contains links to all our privacy and security-related content and will be updated as new information becomes available. You can use it as a starting place to access other articles, tools and case studies, or you can use the search box by typing in keywords associated with content you are looking for.

What is HIE?

HIE allows doctors, nurses, pharmacists, other healthcare providers and patients to appropriately access and securely share a patient's vital medical information electronically. This improves the speed, quality, safety and cost of patient care. Further details and information about the different types of HIE can be found here.


Components of an HIE


Consent Registry


Target Operating Model


Risk Assessment 




Competitive Dialogue




Beyond the Specifications