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The Oklahoma Health Care Authority Board and Governor Stitt have approved the proposed emergency rules to implement the statewide health information exchange. 

OHCA is thankful for the feedback of Oklahoma patients and providers in creating these emergency rules which encourages improved collaboration among different healthcare providers while protecting a patient’s right to privacy. OHCA remains committed to creating a streamlined, holistic health care approach and improving health outcomes for Oklahomans through the HIE. 

The new rules include:

  • Broad exemptions that allow any provider seeking an exemption to be granted one; 

  • Refined and added definitions;

  • Clarification on required participation;

  • Continued adherence to state and federal law regarding patient disclosure and consent;

  • Defined fees, including participation fee, connection fee and grant funds to cover connection fees.

View the emergency rules here

Learn more about the HIE below. Click below to register to join, or seek an exemption.

Connection Fee Application

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Exemption Registration

OKSHINE Overview

The passage of Senate Bill 1369 in 2022 changed the laws around health information exchange (HIE). The Office of the State Coordinator for Health Information Exchange was established along with the mandate for all licensed healthcare providers to participate in the HIE by July 1, 2023.

The Office of the Coordinator is responsible for establishing policy and oversight of the state-designated entity. The state has partnered with MyHealth Access Network as the state-designated entity. The MyHealth Access Network will allow health information to flow seamlessly to and from authorized organizations and individuals in Oklahoma. The HIE’s goal is to meet the needs of end users, allowing providers and their patients, hospitals and health systems, payers, state health agencies, and local health departments to have secure, accurate data available at the right time and place, for the right purposes.


To enhance health care delivery in Oklahoma by providing timely access to a secure and trusted health information ecosystem while protecting individual privacy.


To help realize Oklahoma’s goal of becoming a top ten healthy state.



The HIE provides the capability to electronically collect, store, and share clinical information among disparate healthcare information systems while maintaining its privacy and security. The HIE facilitates appropriate and secure access to and retrieval of clinical data to provide safe, more timely, efficient, effective, equitable, patient-centered care. The HIE is helpful for connecting with multiple public health authorities to assist in the analyses of population health and the effectiveness of treatments.

OKSHINE connects providers throughout the state through our secure, online network to share patients’ virtual health records. Members include hospitals, ambulatory practices, ancillary services, behavioral health, specialty care providers, emergency medical services, social services organizations, and payers. Through OKSHINE, members track their patients care received outside of their facility to facilitate greater care coordination.

Last Modified on Sep 20, 2023