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The Massachusetts eHealth Institute, through its Regional Extension Center, is helping over 2,500 physicians across the state to successfully adopt electronic health records and achieve federal meaningful use standards. MeHI is also supporting the establishment of a statewide health information exchange (HIE) that will allow healthcare providers and patients to electronically share health information. Included among the HIE initiatives are two health information exchange projects: Improving Massachusetts Post-Acute Care Transfers (IMPACT), which will support the transfer of clinical information for patients who are transitioning from an acute care environment into long-term care facilities; and MDPHnet, which will provide access to and the analysis of clinical and epidemiological data from practice based electronic health records via a distributed data network.
As a result of health care reform and statewide deployment and adoption of Health IT, Massachusetts will be able to demonstrate measurable improvements in health care costs, quality safety and efficiency.
Widespread implementation and adoption of electronic health records (EHR) and creation of a Statewide Health Information Exchange to provide access to accurate clinical information to providers and patients at the point of care.