Renal Healthcare

Welcome to the Renal Healthcare Association's health information exchange (HIE) website – the information source for renal dialysis organizations and electronic health record (EHR) vendors utilizing the Renal Healthcare HIE to submit EQRS data for end-stage renal disease patients.


Facility Registration

Renal dialysis organizations with an approved contract from the Renal Healthcare HIE for EQRS quality data reporting must also register their individual facilities to report data for the patients at those facilities. The online registration is also where organizations can manage and update information for their registered facilities.

Connect to the HIE

Renal dialysis organizations that have completed contracting and facility registration can work with their EHR vendor to get connected to the HIE for their EQRS data submissions. The Renal Healthcare HIE supports secure API connectivity that integrates with the EHR vendor system. Contact your vendor for next steps to get connected to the Renal Healthcare HIE.

CMS Data Quality Reports

Submitting patient and clinical data to EQRS through the Renal Healthcare HIE is cost-effective and efficient. CMS creates a wide variety of reports (distributed by the Renal Healthcare HIE) for renal dialysis organizations that provide quality and data submission information .

Maintenance Schedule

Renal Maintenance 2024
Production maintenance is scheduled monthly for up to 3-hour outage starting at 7 PM Pacific.

UAT maintenance is scheduled for a 2-hour outage the first Thursday of each month from 2-4 AM Pacific. Additional scheduled UAT maintenance is performed on a Thursday later in the month from 5-7 AM Pacific.


The Renal Healthcare HIE facilitates a process for electronic health record (EHR) vendors to become certified to electronically submit data to the EQRS repository through the Renal Healthcare HIE. This certification demonstrates the vendor has the technical capability to support this process and may promote this capability as a feature of their software.