Indiana health group gets $10.3M in stimulus funds

A statewide organization will use $10.3 million in federal stimulus funds to electronically link the medical records of Indiana's
five health information exchanges.

Indiana Health Information Technology Inc. will coordinate records maintained by the Indiana Health Information Exchange,
HealthBridge, HealthLINC, Medweb and Michiana Health Information Network.

The five health information exchanges now operate independently from one another. David Johnson, president and CEO of BioCrossroads,
a private group that promotes Indiana's life sciences industry, says the goal of IHIT is to change that.

The grant announced Monday is included in $162 million in Recovery Act grants designed to improve electronic medical records
systems in 16 states. Plans call for development of a nationwide health information technology system.

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