Pennsylvania readies HIE

John Moore writes in Government Health IT:

Pennsylvania has laid the foundation for a statewide health information exchange that will support interoperable electronic health records and e-prescribing.

Gov. Edward Rendell signed an executive order March 26 establishing the governance structure for the Pennsylvania Health Information Exchange (PHIX). That structure, which will include an executive director and advisory groups, will “develop, implement and manage a statewide health information exchange and other health information technology initiatives,” according to the order. 

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