HIway Policies & Procedures

Mass HIway Policies & Procedures Version 4

The Mass HIway Policies & Procedures is a common set of rules that govern access to and use of the Mass HIway.

The mission of the Mass HIway is to enable health information exchange by all providers in the Commonwealth regardless of affiliation, location, or differences in technology. The HIway provides health information exchange services to a variety of providers in settings ranging from individual practices to large hospitals covering primary, ambulatory, acute, long-term, post-acute, behavioral health, home health and other facilities that offer care services to residents statewide.

The Mass HIway has been, and will continue to be, designed through an open and inclusive planning and decision-making process. M.G.L. Chapter 118I designated a multi-stakeholder Health Information Technology Council (HIT Council) which provides input and advice regarding the Mass HIway directly to the EOHHS Secretary. In addition, the HIT Council is informed by multi-stakeholder Advisory Groups that bring Consumer/Patient and Healthcare Provider perspectives to the planning process as well as technical and legal expertise.

Information about Mass HIway activities is publicly posted on this Mass HIway website, including these Policies & Procedures and all public meeting presentations and notes.

To read the full Mass HIway Policies & Procedures Version 4 (December 1, 2017), click here.