The Office for the National Coordinator has mapped out a plan to make the federally supported Nationwide Health Information Network Exchange a not-for-profit organization, says Mariann Yeager, interim executive director at the NwHIN Exchange.

The Exchange Coordinating Committee, which governs the effort, plans to transition the Exchange to a not-for-profit in September. Exchange partners are developing a plan for financial sustainability, likely a set of tier-based participation fees and possibly other service fees. The plan is to wean the partnership off government funding by October 2013, she says.  

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