About Us

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).

Our Mission

Innovative services, technology, analytics and research to provide high quality, comprehensive, secure information and knowledge when and where it is needed to facilitate optimal healthcare for New Mexicans.

Our Vision

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.

More information about LCF Research and NMHIC


NMHIC administers the statewide Health information exchange (HIE) network. It enables the electronic exchange of patient health information among different and unrelated healthcare organizations, such as doctors’ offices, hospitals, laboratories, pharmacies, and skilled nursing facilities using electronic health record (EHR) systems. For more information, click on the following links:

The NMHIC HIE is powered by Orion Health, a health-specific software company delivering population health management solutions. The NMHIC 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.

The NMHIC Core Data Set includes: Patient Demographics, Allergies, Encounter History, Diagnoses, Medications, Insurance Information, Immunizations, Procedures, Problems List, Laboratory Results, Pathology Reports, Radiology Reports, and Clinical Notes (including Discharge Summaries); information provided varies by organization

NMHIC/Orion Health Case study