LCF Research, a New Mexico nonprofit organization with a community board, d/b/a NM Health Information Collaborative (NMHIC), was established in 1990 as a non-profit organization to foster health services research among physicians, hospitals, health plans, and academic institutions, and to provide continuing professional education for healthcare professionals. LCF Research expanded its core mission in 2004 to include health information technology and now operates The New Mexico Health Information Exchange (NMHIC HIE).
To improve quality, control costs, and expand access to health care by conducting research in healthcare delivery and public health, providing continuing professional education, and advancing meaningful use of health information technology.
Perfectly informed healthcare for New Mexico
Ever expanding its services and participants, NMHIC has been a state leader in healthcare information technology initiatives for over a decade. The organization is recognized by the New Mexico Department of Health as its agent for hospital public health reporting.
The NMHIC HIE is powered by Orion Health, a health specific software company delivering population health management solutions. The HIE enables the electronic exchange of patient health information among different and unrelated healthcare organizations in order to provide timely access to a patient’s information in one centralized record.
NMHIC complies with state and federal legal and regulatory requirements to protect the privacy and security of patients’ health information. NMHIC and Orion meet national and international standards for data security and interoperability.