The Idaho Health Data Exchange (IHDE) was created in 2008 as a result of the efforts of the Health Quality Planning Commission. The Health Quality Planning Commission (HQPC) was created by the 2006 Idaho Legislature. The Commission was charged with promoting improved quality of care and health outcomes through investment in health information technology.
The IHDE gained momentum and participants in 2008-2009. Initial funding for the effort was appropriated by Idaho’s Legislature, and in 2010 by Federal American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) grant funds. Current funding comes from the many participants in the IHDE network.
In 2012, IHDE launched an Image Viewing Repository, followed in 2013 by the establishment of CCD Functionality, a Market Place Review, and support from State Initiatives such as the Statewide Healthcare Innovation Plan (SHIP).
IHDE selected a new vendor platform (Orion Health) in 2014, which was successfully integrated and launched in 2015.
From 2016 to Present, IHDE has successfully launched Immunization Gateways, Direct Messaging, and is collaborating with SHIP and Healthy Connections in order to improve the speed, quality, safety, and cost of patient care statewide.