Led by BioCrossroads, effort focuses on Indiana's depth, breadth and leadership in HIT, advancing it to the next level
INDIANAPOLIS, Oct. 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In an unprecedented collaborative effort, the State of Indiana under Governor Mitch Daniels' leadership, and Indiana's five independent health information exchanges and four state organizations, spearheaded by BioCrossroads, submitted an application today to receive federal stimulus funding for a statewide health information technology (HIT) program. If awarded, several million dollars in funding would be provided by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act's Cooperative Agreement Program (CAP) which will be used to further enhance the quality and reach of the State of Indiana's HIT delivery system.
The four-year grant would not only assist in advancing Indiana's position as a leader in sustainable, secure, standards-based health information exchange (HIE), which securely sends clinical test results, reports and other medical information, but would also improve the quality, safety, and efficiency of patient care statewide. If awarded the CAP funding, the State of Indiana will further develop a state governance structure to continue encouraging collaboration among health information exchanges, the state, and regional extension centers.
The newly formed governance organization, now known as Indiana Health Information Technology, Inc. (IHIT), will promote alliances and innovation among the State's five independent exchanges including:
as well as four state organizations:
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