Point of Care Exchange

A better connection for better caring.

South Dakota Health Link’s Point of Care Exchange provides medical professionals with real-time, up-to-date information about patients’ clinical histories. We connect participating providers to facilitate the transfer of critical information and to allow immediate access to the information you need to make the best decisions. Health Link also streamlines office processes and replaces outdated methodologies to ensure the highest level of efficiency and optimized reimbursement potential.

Patient information queries can be shared across our region and beyond as new states join our growing network. For more information and to learn how to join please call 605-800-1678 or send us an email.

Our secure system includes participation by:

  • Hospitals
  • Federally qualified health centers
  • Primary care providers
  • Specialists, labs and pharmacies
  • Public health and state agencies
  • Other healthcare entities

You can view a list of organizations already members of the Point of Care Exchange here.

Click to schedule a no-obligation demonstration.

Policies and Procedures


Printable Information

Supported Interfaces include:

  • ADT*
  • LAB
  • Radiology
  • Pathology
  • Transcription
  • C-CDA/CCD**

* Required
** SFTP upload, folder drop with client, HL7 MDM wrapped, or IHE Profiles (XDS.b or XCPD/XCA)

HL7 messages are sent via MLLP through a VPN. We can also receive ADT messages through a SFTP upload, or a folder drop with a locally installed provided client.

Single Sign-On

We currently support two methods for SSO. The first requires development by your vendor or implementation of additional services on your local network. The other method is Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML). It is a XML-based data format used to exchange identity and access information (authentication and authorization data) between parties. It allows the ability to authenticate users via your own Identify Provider (IdP) using the SAML 2.0 protocol.