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In brief: State begins pilot for electronic medical records exchange

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The Pennsylvania eHealth Partnership Authority said it's beginning a pilot project this month for laboratories to exchange lab results electronically with medical providers through the state's information exchange network.

"This pilot project brings us a step closer to making the full electronic exchange of health information a reality in Pennsylvania," said Alix Goss, coordinator of state health information technology and authority program director.

The authority is offering grants to certified health information service providers, or HISPs, to get medical providers to connect with labs using the electronic exchange. The HISPs need to sign up a new provider, then are eligible to receive $25,000 for each additional new provider up to $100,000.

For more information, visit the authority's website at www.paehealth.com.

Jim T. Ryan

Jim T. Ryan

Jim T. Ryan covers Cumberland County, manufacturing, distribution, transportation and logistics. Have a tip or question for him? Email him at jimr@cpbj.com. Follow him on Twitter, @JimTRyanCPBJ.

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