$2.9 million grant supports New Jersey’s Health Information

The New Jersey Innovation Institute (NJII) will receive a $2.9 million federal grant to support New Jersey’s Health Information Network.

The grant was among $38 million in awards announced by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology.

The grant will allow NJII to develop and manage an accurate and reliable Master Person Index that will house patient records from hospitals, physician offices and urgent care facilities.

The data platform will be rolled out initially to healthcare provider groups in the Newark metro region and expanded over the next few years to facilities throughout the state.

NJII is developing the state’s Health Information Network in conjunction with the N.J. Department of Health.

“With this grant, the Institute will support the further development of the New Jersey Health Information Network, which will expand the use of health information technology and health information exchange to better coordinate patient care in our state,” said N.J. Health Commissioner Mary E. O’Dowd.

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