National Association for Trusted Exchange (NATE)
Alaska has plans to participate in interstate exchange between Health Information Exchange's (HIEs). At this time Alaska has not begun to share data.
June 26, 3014 - The National Association for Trusted Exchange (NATE) is pleased to begin supporting the Blue Button Plus initiative to help patients and providers securely exchange electronic health information. Blue Button Plus was created by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) to empower consumers as partners in their health and healthcare through access to and use of electronic information. For more information: National Association for Trusted Exchange to Administer Blue Button Plus Trust Bundles, Initiating a Second Phase of NATE PHR Pilot.
On July 16, 2013, North Dakota was approved as the 7th member state of NATE.
On April 23, 2013, The Western States Consortium (WSC) and other peer states held the close-out meeting for the WSC pilot project. At that meeting, the group decided it was time for a multi-state focus so the group decided to incorporate under a new name, which welcomes states from across the country to participate, the National Association for Trusted Exchange (NATE). The group is in the process of making this transition. Stay tuned on this webpage for updates as the process moves forward: http://www.ohii.ca.gov/calohi/PrivacySecurity/NATE.aspx.
In January 2013, Alaska became a signatory to the Memorandum of Understanding making Alaska a member of the NATE Governance Board and active participant. Alaska has also signed a separate Memorandum of Understanding with Washington and Idaho to participate in interstate exchange.