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November 7, 2013
Authority announces $540,000 grant program for Home Health Agencies

The Pennsylvania eHealth Partnership Authority is releasing $540,000 in grant funding for Home Health Agencies in Pennsylvania to improve the workflow and efficiencies of home health nurses. Full details are available here.


October 31, 2013
New Consumer Awareness Grant available to eHIEs

The Pennsylvania eHealth Partnership Authority is releasing $500,000 in grant funding to electronic Health Information Exchanges (eHIEs) in Pennsylvania to launch consumer awareness and education campaigns in their local marketplace. Full details are available here.



October 23, 2013
Two ex-officio members elected to PA eHealth Partnership Authority Board of Directors

Martin Ciccocioppo, a vice president at the Hospital & Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania; and Kelly Lewis, a former state legislator who operates AlliedHIE, won two ex-officio seats on the Pennsylvania eHealth Partnership Authority's board of directors. Ciccocioppo won a two-year seat, and Lewis won a one-year seat. As ex-officio board members, they will not vote on matters before the board, but they will be able to voice their opinions.

The election took place over two days at the Authority's plenary meeting. For more details about the meeting, visit the plenary page.

The complete slide presentation for the event is available here.

View keynote speaker Jay Goodwin's presentation here.



October 21, 2013
PA eHealth Partnership Authority Board to meet

The Pa eHealth Partnership Authority board of directors will meet on Wednesday, October 23 at 2:30-5:00 p.m. The meeting will take place at the Clarion Hotel and Conference Center in New Cumberland, PA. The board meeting concludes a two-day plenary meeting for stakeholders and staff to plan the future of electronic health information exchange in Pennsylvania for 2014 and beyond.

The board meeting is an open meeting and individuals need not attend the plenary meeting prior to the board meeting nor pay a registration fee to attend the board meeting.



October 16, 2013
PA eHealth Partnership Authority Plans Next Steps in Pennsylvania’s eHIE Journey

Technology and healthcare leaders will convene next week to plan the next steps in the journey to complete interoperability of electronic health information exchange (eHIE) in Pennsylvania.


September 23, 2013
Gov. Corbett's Healthy PA plan mentions PA eHealth Partnership Authority
Gov. Tom Corbett’s Healthy Pennsylvania plan affirms the use of technology can enhance the delivery of health care and specifically mentions the Pennsylvania eHealth Partnership Authority.

“Having electronic access to secure patient health records not only saves time and costs for providers, but more importantly, it can save lives,” the plan states. “As part of Healthy Pennsylvania, the Commonwealth will continue its commitment to the eHealth Partnership Authority, which is facilitating the statewide electronic sharing of health records among health care providers and ensuring patient confidentiality of records.”

Alix Goss, PA Health IT Coordinator said, “I am excited by the inclusion and look forward to hearing the reaction from stakeholders. Thank you for all your hard work and commitment to the Authority and its mission.”

Healthy PA plan



September 18, 2013
PA eHealth Partnership Authority Releases Findings of Public’s Perceptions about Health Information Exchange
The Pennsylvania eHealth Partnership Authority (Authority) released results of a statewide consumer survey conducted earlier this year around public perceptions of health information exchange in Pennsylvania.

Consumer survey report.


August 20, 2013
Authority Board of Directors searches for Executive Director
The Board of Directors is currently searching for an executive director to lead the Authority. Detailed information is available on the Executive Director Search page.



July 16, 2013
ONC approves updated strategic operations plan
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) has approved the Authority’s updated Strategic and Operations Plan (SOP), which provides direction to continue establishing a health information exchange in Pennsylvania. This was not a full submission of the plan but rather an update of the plan developed in collaboration with stakeholders and approved last year. The current update includes sections covering sustainability, privacy and security framework, evaluation and performance and project management.

These and all supporting documents are available here.



July 16, 2013
Pa. eHealth Partnership Authority Board of Directors to Meet
The Pennsylvania eHealth Partnership Authority's Board of Directors will meet from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, July 25, for a regular public meeting at the Hospital and Healthsystems Association of Pennsylvania, 4750 Lindle Road, Harrisburg, PA 17111. Parking at HAP is free. No lunch will be served to the public. See the meeting notice here.

Draft agenda

Directions to HAP



July 1, 2013
Pa. eHealth Partnership Authority Announces Lab Pilot Project
The Pennsylvania eHealth Partnership Authority announced today that it will begin a pilot project this month to support the ability for laboratories in Pennsylvania to exchange lab results electronically with medical providers through the state’s certified health information service providers (HISPs).



May 28, 2013
Pa. eHealth Partnership Authority Selects Truven Health Analytics to Implement Communty Shared Services
The Pennsylvania eHealth Partnership Authority announced that it has selected Truven Health Analytics to implement the technology that will enable the secure, confidential electronic exchange of medical information by health care providers across Pennsylvania.


April 23, 2013

Pa. eHealth Partnership Authority Board holds first meeting
The Pennsylvania eHealth Partnership Authority Board of Directors held its first public meeting on Tuesday, April 23. Board members represent a wide range of backgrounds: hospital executives, HIE industry representatives, consumers, government officials, doctors and long-term care providers.

The meeting helped the board to align with the Authority’s vision and plan for implementing health information exchange (HIE) in Pennsylvania. After insightful discussion, they approved bylaws, interagency agreements and resolutions that will help make HIE a reality.


April 19, 2013
Labs Making Progress Toward Delivering Results Electronically
In February, the Authority initiated a study to determine the rate at which independent labs in Pennsylvania are enabled for electronic lab results delivery. This survey is a follow-up to a similar survey completed in April 2012.

The study focused on two groups of independent laboratories: those that did not exchange data electronically as reported in the 2012 survey and those that do exchange information electronically but don’t use the standard of Logical Observation Identifiers Names and Codes (LOINC).

Overall, Pennsylvania labs appear to be making progress toward the electronic delivery of lab results, as well as using LOINC: 89.3 percent are enabled for electronic lab results delivery, with 51.2 percent using LOINC.

The Authority will conduct targeted outreach both directly and in coordination with certified Health Information Service Providers (HISPs) to educate labs that expressed interest in DIRECT and the importance of using LOINC to meet Meaningful Use 2.

Lab Summary Report


March 29, 2013
eHealth Authority Partnership Authority Board of Directors Orientation Workshop
The PA eHealth Partnership Authority’s new board of directors held an orientation workshop on Friday, March 29. During the daylong meeting, board members heard presentations from Authority staff about the work that has been done and what the board’s responsibilities are when they meet for the first public meeting on April 23.



March 12, 2013
Pennsylvania eHealth Partnership Authority to Conduct Statewide
Consumer Survey

The Pennsylvania eHealth Partnership Authority is conducting a
statewide consumer survey to gauge public knowledge about health information
exchange (HIE).

The responses from the survey will help the Authority develop outreach and
education programs to communicate with healthcare consumers about the value
and benefits of health information exchange. The survey is available on the
Authority’s website at

News Release

February 1, 2013
Lab Pilot Grant Request for Information

The Pennsylvania eHealth Partnership Authority has issued a request for information (RFI) as it prepares to release a lab pilot grant opportunity for state-certified Health Information Service Providers (HISPs). To learn more about the project, the RFI is posted on our website. If you have questions about the RFI or want to respond formally, send an email to Formal responses are due no later than close of business on February 15, 2013.

Request for Information


January 16, 2013
New Survey Shows Health Information Exchanges Growing in Pennsylvania

The Pennsylvania eHealth Partnership Authority has released a new survey that shows health information exchanges (HIEs) have enhanced the ability of healthcare providers to securely share patient data electronically.

News release


January 14, 2013
Governor Corbett Appoints New Chairman, Members to eHealth Partnership

Governor Tom Corbett announced several appointments today to the
eHealth Partnership Authority.

News release


November 13, 2012
Pennsylvania Exceeds National Goals for Signing Up Providers to Exchange
Health Information Electronically

The Pennsylvania eHealth Collaborative announced today that it has
signed up 3,449 healthcare providers for DIRECT messaging, exceeding the 1,000 goal set by the federal government.

News release

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