All Maine Hospitals Under Contract to Connect to HealthInfoNet HIE

Portland, Maine – HealthInfoNet, a Maine not for profit that operates the statewide health information exchange (HIE), recently announced that all acute care hospitals are now under contract to connect to the query-based HIE. HealthInfoNet has 34 of the 38 hospitals connected already and expects the remaining four hospitals to connect by the end of the year. This will make Maine one of few States in the country to have all of its hospitals connected to a query-based HIE.

“This is a huge milestone for us and a testament to the collaborative nature of the hospital community in Maine,” said Devore Culver, HealthInfoNet’s CEO. He explained that competitive concerns are hindering efforts in many states, forcing HIEs to slow the roll out of query-based HIE systems like HealthInfoNet. “We’re lucky in Maine. Our hospitals and ambulatory provider systems have chosen not to compete on patient data and agreed early on that creating a centralized system was in the best interest of patients.”

In addition to Maine’s hospitals, HealthInfoNet is connected to 376 ambulatory provider sites including primary and specialty care practices, federally qualified health centers, mental health agencies, home health and long-term care providers.

Throughout 2013, HealthInfoNet will work to establish connections with the four remaining hospitals, expand the types of data shared by currently connected hospitals, and continue to connect new ambulatory sites.

Click here for a full list of participants. Click here to hear from HealthInfoNet users about thier use of the HIE.

Below is a list and map showing the locations of the hospitals now connected or under contract with HealthInfoNet.

Hospitals Connected

Acadia Hospital

Aroostook Medical Center

Blue Hill Memorial Hospital

Bridgton Hospital

Calais Regional Hospital

Capital Family Practice

Cary Medical Center

Central Maine Medical Center

Charles A. Dean Hospital

Down East Community Hospital

Eastern Maine Medical Center

Franklin Memorial Hospital

Henrietta D. Goodall Hospital

Houlton Regional Hospital

Inland Hospital

Maine Coast Memorial Hospital

MaineGeneral Medical – Augusta

MaineGeneral Medical – Waterville

Maine Medical Center

Mayo Regional Hospital

Mercy Hospital

Mid Coast Hospital

Miles Memorial Hospital

Millinocket Regional Hospital

Mount Desert Island Hospital

Parkview Adventist Medical Center

Penobscot Bay Medical Center

Rumford Hospital

Sebasticook Valley Hospital

Southern Maine Medical Center

Spring Harbor Hospital

Stephens Memorial Hospital

St. Andrews Hospital

St. Joseph Hospital

St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center


Hospitals Under Contract

Redington-Fairview Hospital

Waldo County Community Hospital

York Hospital

Northern Maine Medical Center