HealthShare Montana (HSM), the state designated Health Information Exchange (HIE), has been unable to secure sufficient funding to be sustainable going forward. The Board and Management has determined that suspending operations until such time as sufficient funding can be identified is the best course of action for HSM and the state of Montana. HSM has negotiated with its vendor, Covisint, to keep the infrastructure in place for the next sixty (sixty) days to allow time for HSM to identify funding sources to maintain the HIE going forward. If your organization is currently contracted with HSM and have live interfaces in place, please turn them off within sixty (60) days from September 27, 2014 unless otherwise contacted. All data currently in the HSM Health Information Exchange (HIE) will be purged from the Covisint systems within sixty seven (67) days unless funding is secured.

HSM is appreciative of the support it has received throughout the state and remains committed to finding resources to restart operations in the future. Should you have any questions, please contact the HSM Board Chairman, Daniel Hillman, by email at Daniel.Hil@riverstonehealth.org.