Funding for &1.57 million will be used to create and operate the statewide New Jersey Health Information Network (NJHIN) to share patient health information electronically. Healthcare providers will connect to the network through their regional health information organization. Groups of physician offices, hospitals and healthcare stakeholders such as laboratories, are now going to be able to electronically exchange patient health information among their members.
The NJHIN coalition that received the grant award includes:
- Jersey Health Connect—Connects northern and central N.J healthcare providers
- Health-e-cIT-NJ—Connects greater Newark area providers
- Camden HIE—Connects Camden area providers
- NJSHINE—Connects southern New Jersey healthcare providers
- Virtua—An integrated delivery network based in southern New Jersey
- NJ-HITEC—A regional extension center helping office-based physicians.
NJHIN is expected to become operational in early 2014 with the network initially connecting approximately 2,000 providers.