In 2004, IHIE was launched to help lower Indiana's staggering healthcare expenses and improve the state's consistent poor rankings in leading health indicators, including obesity, smoking, diabetes and heart disease. IHIE partners with the Regenstrief Institute to leverage its cutting-edge, internationally recognized health information technology infrastructure, providing solutions that address short-and long-term healthcare issues and improve the health of Hoosiers through better care coordination.
In 2010, an IHIE-led coalition was selected as a United States Health & Human Services Health IT Beacon Community. This effort showcases how IHIE's robust health IT network can enhance patient care and improve outcomes while promoting a better, safer and more efficient healthcare system. Part of this recognition stems from IHIE's role in bringing the healthcare industry together in Indiana by supporting the needs of all key healthcare stakeholders, including patients, hospitals, physicians, payers, employers and public health.