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I am pleased that NovaRHIO continues to progress with such necessary and innovative projects.

 William A. Hazel Jr. M.D.
Secretary of Health and Human Resources
Commonwealth of Virginia


Participants:  Inova Hospital System, GE Healthcare
 Picis and Audacious Inquiry, Inc.
Scope:In its initial phase, the Meds-ED demonstration project will  facilitate
the electronic transmission of medication history records for patients presenting at the emergency department at Inova Alexandria (VA) hospital
If the patient is transferred to an inpatient setting that data will flow to the  inpatient unit.  Upon discharge, all new medications will be updated to the patient's electronic medical record.
Phase 1 of this project was launched in April 2011
News:  June 2011 Status Update--PRESS RELEASE HERE
Funding: Commonwealth of Virginia grant of $150,000, other matching contributions.


Participants:All Planning District 8 municipalities including the counties
of Arlington, Fairfax, Loudoun and Prince William, along with the  cities of Fairfax, Falls Church, Alexandria, Manassas and Manassas Park
Scope:In conjunction with local public health departments and their directors, NOVA RHIO is working to establish the framework for an electronic health records system by promoting the use of the File of Life.  The goals are tri-fold:  1.) to educate the public of the need for and availability of this vital file--available on their local public health department websites 2.) to encourage citizens to complete and maintain a paper version of this file  3.) to work toward the creation of a safe, interoperable electronic system whereby these files can be uploaded at each municipal site and accessed by authorized emergency medical personnel and emergency departments across Planning District 8
Funding:Partially through the Commonwealth of Virginia grant
as part of the MEDS-ED pilot
Additional funding sought
 






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