"This effort not only solidifies Indiana's leadership position in health information technology, but illustrates the commitment we have made in both our private and public sectors to work together to improve health care," said David Johnson, President and CEO of BioCrossroads. "Indiana is home to the strongest health IT sector anywhere in the United States today, so it makes perfect sense for us to continue pioneering this effort."
As a precursor to this effort, BioCrossroads also orchestrated the development Exibhit Indiana (Expanding Indiana's Breakthroughs in Health Information Technology), an initiative focused on advancing the development and effective use of HIT within Indiana and across the U.S. www.exibhitindiana.com currently showcases the five independent HIEs in Indiana that include millions of patient records and thousands of physicians.
If awarded the federal funding grant, the IHIT will further enhance the availability and adoption of these critical existing services affording significant health care cost savings and improved patient outcomes for every corner of the state.
"With the help of operating health information exchanges, a roster of progressive hospitals and physicians complemented by innovative entrepreneurial organizations and a long history of groundbreaking HIT research at our universities, the State of Indiana is poised to continue leading the nation in health care IT," said Anne Murphy, Secretary, Indiana Family and Social Services Administration. "The CAP funding will help us continue this role by enhancing the existing infrastructure to positively impact health care at all levels."
"To promote and advance health information technology as one of our state's true life sciences clusters, BioCrossroads assembled the coalition and orchestrated the effort to develop this extensive proposal and establish its govern
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