Idaho Health Data Exchange contract ended

The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare is ending its contract to access a government-created and formerly bankrupt health data sharing service.

Idaho’s $100,000 contract to access the Idaho Health Data Exchange will end June 30.

The Idaho Capital Sun reports that according to a watchdog state report released last fall, the state-created nonprofit was tough to regulate.

Idaho’s health data exchange is among several health information systems across the country meant to help health care providers, insurers and others share patient’s medical data more effectively.

According to a watchdog report by the Office of Performance Evaluations in November found the exchange had few state-built accountability measures more than a decade after state officials created it.

A top health official warned in April that Idaho would end the contract if the exchange didn’t release finance and security audits.

Since then, the Idaho Health Data Exchange did not provide documentation requested.