Alaska has plans to participate in interstate exchange between Health Information Exchange's (HIEs). At this time Alaska has not begun to share data. The Western States Consortium (WSC) is a group of states who share the common goal of creating policy and procedures to lay the groundwork for safe interstate electronic transfer of secure health information. The states shown in the diagram below in blue and green are the core states and those in yellow are the satellite states. The Western States Consortium (WSC) launched a pilot in November 2012 to actually transfer electronic health information between states, with California and Oregon participating.
In January 2013, Alaska became the newest signatory to the Memorandum of Understanding making Alaska a member of the Western States Consortium (WSC) Governance Board and participant in the pilot. Alaska has also signed a separate Memorandum of Understanding with Washington and Idaho to participate in interstate exchange.