eHealth Exchange History

eHealth Exchange has unique roots and began as a federal program initiative under the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC), which helped to incubate it as part of the NwHIN efforts.  eHealth Exchange is now an independent, non-profit health information network and has blossomed into a rapidly growing community of exchange partners.

  • 2020

    Participants begin submitting Electronic Case Reports (eCr), including COVID-19 notifications, to public health agencies nationwide. eHealth Exchange successfully completes a PDMP (Opioid & other controlled substances) FHIR exchange pilot.
  • 2019

    Participants begin relying upon the Hub “Dashboard” for operational monitoring and data exchange insights.
  • 2017

    Participants integrate their systems with eHealth Exchange’s directory via FHIR using Argonaut Project standards. Participants begin Vaccination Notification, Encounter Notification, and optional Life Insurance exchange.
  • 2016

    Participants are offered the ability to participate in Image, Electronic Lab Reporting, and Syndromic Surveillance exchange.
  • 2015

    Participants begin exchanging Direct Secure Messages under the DURSA trust framework.

  • 2014

    Product Testing Program launched to further decrease testing effort and costs for participants using an eHealth Exchange Validated Product.

  • 2013

    Participant Testing Program launched which streamlined and provided an automated approach to simplify the testing process.

  • 2012

    The Sequoia Project assumed support of eHealth Exchange.

  • 2011

    The eHealth Exchange Network grew to 23 Participants. Transition plan for the NwHIN to be supported by the public-private sector.

  • 2009

    First production exchange between Social Security Administration and MedVirginia, followed by Veterans Health Administration and Kaiser Permanente.

  • 2006

    Federal Efforts initiated to develop the foundation of what is now eHealth Exchange.

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