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About The HIWay

The Massachusetts Health Information Highway (The HIway) will further advance the Commonwealth’s goal to electronically connect all of its health care community. The Commonwealth is working with public and private partners to extend its existing technology infrastructure. The HIway will be implemented in three phases.

Phase One will support the direct connectivity among health care providers.

Subsequent phases will support

  • the analysis of protected health information (PHI) to better manage the quality and cost of care delivered; and   
  • query and retrieval of information across the health care community to achieve the best possible care coordination for Massachusetts residents.

When fully developed, The HIway will provide a mechanism for the Commonwealth’s entire health care community—residents, providers, public health officials and others—to have appropriate access to health information.