Pennsylvania to get its first HIE; Health IT Standards Committee has endorsed meaningful use vocabulary standards

> Nine healthcare providers are uniting in Pennsylvania to form the state's first Health Information Exchange (HIE). The HIE will be implemented over two years and will be funded jointly by all providers. Article

> Ten years in the making: The Health IT Standards Committee has endorsed vocabulary standards for each of the Meaningful Use quality reporting measures. Providers will use the Systematized Nomenclature of Medicine-Clinical Terms (SNOMED-CT) to share information across specialties and sites, including to share information about condition or diagnosis, transactions in the patient and physician encounter and adverse drug events.  Article

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