Memorandum of Understanding (HIE)


Key Questions: How can a framework be established for a collaborative HIE agreement between one or more entities? Which elements should be included in a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU)?

California Health eQuality has put together an HIE ready template of a Memorandum of Understanding. 

UCDMC has released a template with context which may be relevant to other entities setting up an HIE.

Companion Article

A Guide to Planning a Health Information Exchange (HIE)


  • Purpose
  • Background
  • The Opportunity 
  • The Project
  • Joint Responsibilities of the Parties
  • Entity Roles and Responsibilities
  • UCDHS IPHI Responsibilities
  • Modifications
  • Notice 
  • Use of UCDHS IPHI Name
  • Assignment
  • Term and Termination
  • The Exhibits
  • Marketing Content 
  • Project Data (not protected health information)
  • Indemnification
  • Limitation od Liability 
  • Relationship of Parties 
  • Governing Law 
  • Execution
  • EXHIBIT A HIE Ready Requirement
    • Matrix I – Ambulatory EHR
    • Matrix II – Hospital Electronic Medical Record (EMR/EHR)
    • Matrix III – Health Information Exchange Organization (HIO)
    • Matrix IV- Health Information Exchange (HIE) Vendor
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California Health eQuality

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