Monday, April 20, 2009

Alaska Senate Bill 133 : statewide electronic health information exchange system

Another state sees the advantage of facilitating information exchange.SV

LEGISLATIVE INTENT. It is the intent of the legislature to create a secure electronic health information exchange system that
(1) ensures that the confidentiality of individually indentifying health
information of a patient is secure and protected;
(2) improves health care quality, reduces medical errors, increases the
efficiency of care, and advances the delivery of appropriate, evidence-based health care
(3) promotes wellness, disease prevention, and management of chronic
illnesses by increasing the availability and transparency of information related to the health
01 care needs of an individual for the benefit of the individual;
02 (4) ensures that appropriate information needed to make medical decisions is
03 available in a usable form at the time and in the location that the medical service is provided;
04 (5) produces greater value for health care expenditures by reducing health care
05 costs that result from inefficiency, medical errors, inappropriate care, and incomplete
06 information;
07 (6) promotes a more effective marketplace, greater competition, greater
08 systems analysis, increased choice, enhanced quality, and improved outcomes in health care
09 services; and
10 (7) improves the coordination of information and the provision of health care
11 services through an effective infrastructure for the secure and authorized exchange and use of
12 health care information.

SB 133

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