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e-Reports, July 9, 2012
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If successful, a program being tested in Indiana may not only save you time but curb prescription drug abuse as well.

Under a grant from the federal government, Indiana and Ohio became the only states in the nation chosen to participate in a 30-day pilot program, which began this month.

Indiana Health Information Exchange receives electronic medical records from these five major hospital systems:
  • Community Health Network
  • St. Vincent Health
  • Franciscan St. Francis Health
  • IU Health
  • Wishard Health Services

In Indiana, data from the Indiana Scheduled Prescription Electronic Collection and Tracking (INSPECT) program was integrated with the Indiana Health Information Exchange (IHIE). That means pharmacy information is combined with electronic medical records, creating one comprehensive system that will save time for physicians.

Currently, emergency physicians at Wishard Health Services in Indianapolis are testing the system.

Wishard was chosen for the project because of its involvement in past pilot projects with Regenstrief Institute.

The project is funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration and managed by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology.

Ohio physicians will test the impact of having a drug-risk indicator in the electronic health record and how that affects clinical decision making.

Learn more about INSPECT here.

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