News and Events
April 23, 2013
Pa. eHealth Partnership Authority Board holds first meeting
The Pennsylvania eHealth Partnership Authority Board of Directors held its first public meeting on Tuesday, April 23. Board members represent a wide range of backgrounds: hospital executives, HIE industry representatives, consumers, government officials, doctors and long-term care providers.
The meeting helped the board to align with the Authority’s vision and plan for implementing health information exchange (HIE) in Pennsylvania. After insightful discussion, they approved bylaws, interagency agreements and resolutions that will help make HIE a reality.
April 19, 2013
Labs Making Progress Toward Delivering Results Electronically
In February, the Authority initiated a study to determine the rate at which independent labs in Pennsylvania are enabled for electronic lab results delivery. This survey is a follow-up to a similar survey completed in April 2012.
The study focused on two groups of independent laboratories: those that did not exchange data electronically as reported in the 2012 survey and those that do exchange information electronically but don’t use the standard of Logical Observation Identifiers Names and Codes (LOINC).
Overall, Pennsylvania labs appear to be making progress toward the electronic delivery of lab results, as well as using LOINC: 89.3 percent are enabled for electronic lab results delivery, with 51.2 percent using LOINC.
The Authority will conduct targeted outreach both directly and in coordination with certified Health Information Service Providers (HISPs) to educate labs that expressed interest in DIRECT and the importance of using LOINC to meet Meaningful Use 2.
Lab Summary Report
March 29, 2013
eHealth Authority Partnership Authoirty Board of Directors Orientation Workshop
The PA eHealth Partnership Authority’s new board of directors held an orientation workshop on Friday, March 29. During the daylong meeting, board members heard presentations from Authority staff about the work that has been done and what the board’s responsibilities are when they meet for the first public meeting on April 23.
March 12, 2013
Pennsylvania eHealth Partnership Authority to Conduct Statewide
The Pennsylvania eHealth Partnership Authority is conducting a
statewide consumer survey to gauge public knowledge about health information
The responses from the survey will help the Authority develop outreach and
education programs to communicate with healthcare consumers about the value
and benefits of health information exchange. The survey is available on the
Authority’s website at www.paehealth.com .
February 1, 2013
Lab Pilot Grant Request for Information
The Pennsylvania eHealth Partnership Authority has issued a request for information (RFI) as it prepares to release a lab pilot grant opportunity for state-certified Health Information Service Providers (HISPs). To learn more about the project, the RFI is posted on our website. If you have questions about the RFI or want to respond formally, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Formal responses are due no later than close of business on February 15, 2013.
Request for Information
January 16, 2013
New Survey Shows Health Information Exchanges Growing in Pennsylvania
The Pennsylvania eHealth Partnership Authority has released a new survey that shows health information exchanges (HIEs) have enhanced the ability of healthcare providers to securely share patient data electronically.
January 14, 2013
Governor Corbett Appoints New Chairman, Members to eHealth Partnership
Governor Tom Corbett announced several appointments today to the
eHealth Partnership Authority.
November 13, 2012
Pennsylvania Exceeds National Goals for Signing Up Providers to Exchange
Health Information Electronically
The Pennsylvania eHealth Collaborative announced today that it has
signed up 3,449 healthcare providers for DIRECT messaging, exceeding the 1,000
goal set by the federal government.
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