Most Pennsylvania labs capable of electronic data exchange; Utah seeks to provide assistance to Medicaid breach victims;

> Most laboratories in Pennsylvania are capable of exchanging test results electronically, according to a study published this week by the Pennsylvania eHealth Collaborative. Of the state's 516 independent and critical care hospital-associated labs, data was captured for 480. Eighty percent of those labs said they already are electronically transmitting lab results. Study (.pdf)

> The Interagency Program Office for the Departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs this week issued a request for information in an attempt to find vendors who will be able to support the agencies' integrated electronic health record, set to roll out in 2017. RFI

> State health officials in Utah are kicking off a statewide tour aimed at providing one-on-one help to individuals affected by a massive data breach of a poorly protected Medicaid server earlier this year, the Salt Lake Tribune reports. The breach impacted close to 800,000 patients. Article

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