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Corbett Announces eHealth Collaborative
October 12, 2011

Governor Tom Corbett has announced the creation of the Pennsylvania eHealth Collaborative. The collaborative was created with the purpose of providing leadership and strategic direction for public, private, federally-funded, and state-funded investments in health information technology initiatives. It is intended to capture federal funding available through the federal Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH Act), for the development of a statewide health information exchange and to support other health information technology.

The collaborative is composed of an Executive Council and Advisory Committee. The Executive Council is composed of the head or designee from six administration agencies. The Advisory Committee can contain 25 – 35 appointees from the health care community. The state HIT coordinator will be the staff member overseeing day-to-day management of the collaborative.

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