The Indiana Network for Patient Care: A working local health information infrastructure

Clement J. McDonald, J. Marc Overhage, Michael Barnes, Gunther Schadow, Lonnie Blevins, Paul R. Dexter, Burke Mamlin

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Abstract

The Indiana Network for Patient Care (INPC) is a local health information infrastructure (LHII) that includes information from the five major hospital systems (fifteen separate hospitals), the county and state public health departments, and Indiana Medicaid and RxHub and that carries 660 million separate results. It provides cross-institutional access to physicians in emergency rooms and hospitals based on patient-physician proximity or on hospital credentialing. The network includes and delivers laboratory, radiology, dictation, and other documents to a majority of Indianapolis office practices. The INPC began operation seven years ago and is one of the first and best examples of an LHII.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1214-1220
Number of pages7
JournalHealth Affairs
Volume24
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 2005

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health Policy

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