Thursday, November 30, 2006

Louisville health information exchange expands scope. LouHIE

Congratulations. A great role model for the rest of the country. SV

Planners of a Louisville-area electronic network of health records hope to enroll 300,000 to 500,000 patients -- at least three times the number originally envisioned.

The ambitious undertaking, which could become a national model, is intended to reduce medical errors and costs -- for example, by heading off unnecessary tests or dangerous medications.

The network, an idea that grew out of research at the University of Louisville, initially aimed to include 100,000 patients.

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