Physicians Foundation launches interoperability fund for state HIEs  

The Physicians Foundation, a national nonprofit organization that supports physician workflow and patient care, is forming a fund dedicated to improving EHR interoperability and state health information exchanges.

The Physicians Foundation Interoperability Fund will help medical practices use HIEs to share patients' health data with other physicians and hospitals. The fund will launch with $500,000 and will be awarded to health practices on a first-come basis.

The program is in collaboration with six state medical societies: the Connecticut State Medical Society, Medical Association of Georgia, Louisiana State Medical Society, Missouri State Medical Association, Medical Society of New Jersey and South Carolina Medical Association.

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