Thursday, September 13, 2007

Minnesota Health Information Exchange to be among largest 'e-initiatives' in the nation

I am amazed that will be able to go live by early 2008. SV

MINNEAPOLIS 09/10/2007--Governor Tim Pawlenty joined with leaders from Minnesota's largest health care organizations to announce an electronic health information exchange that will connect doctors, hospitals and clinics across health care systems so they can quickly access medical records needed for patient treatment during a medical emergency or for delivering routine care.

The Minnesota Health Information Exchange will improve patient safety, increase efficiency among health care providers, and reduce administrative costs for all health care organizations.

"This exchange is the only public-private partnership of its kind," Governor Pawlenty said. "It will support and build on the critical initiatives taking place in the health care system today, including quality improvement efforts of our providers, the availability of quality and pricing information to consumers, paying providers for good outcomes and the adoption of evidence based guidelines."


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