Health Information Exchanges

HIEAP assesses your health information and oversight for meeting healthcare reform and privacy and security regulations. The accreditation program will also focus on technical performance, business processes, and resource management. In the process of a thorough, objective HIEAP evaluation, your organization will discover ways to improve efficiency, elevate quality of service, and keep up-to-date with current marketplace trends.

Building trust is critical to the success of any HIE/HIO. HIEAP accreditation provides recognized third-party oversight for enhancing trust for your healthcare community.

To begin the application process for the Health Information Exchange (HIEAP) program, please complete the application form through our website.  The draft criteria are located on the criteria page.


*EHNAC offers two accreditation programs related to Health Information Exchanges. 1.) HIEAP is designed for the exchanges themselves; 2.) OSAP-HIE is for HIE technology providers. While the programs are similar, HIEAP includes criteria related to their governance structure, how they administer their HIE to a region or community, HIE-specific government requirements, etc.


Here’s what a couple HIE-accredited organizations recently said about the program:

“EHNAC is well worth the time and cost to obtain accreditation. We have received our ROI through the years in the form of good solid privacy, security and business practices. More recently, our accreditation proved its value as we relied on those learned lessons to help us successfully pass our audit from the Office for Civil Rights. I highly recommend EHNAC Accreditation.”

-Doreen Espinoza, Chief Business Development and Privacy Officer, Utah Health Information Network


“Community Health Information Collaborative’s experience through the rigorous EHNAC HIE accreditation process contributed to the maturity of our organization and its policies and procedures. Our members are very impressed with our level of knowledge and attention to all aspects of HIE operations, data security and governance issues we were required to demonstrate for this accreditation. Thus, trust in our services and handling of clinical data is rated highly.”

-Cheryl Stephens, PhD, President and CEO, Community Health Information Collaborative