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Health IT Bill Is N.J. Law

The Senate and Assembly passed legislation that Governor Jon Corzine has signed into law, which will enhance the quality of health care delivered to N.J. residents through a health information technology system, enabling patients and medical practitioners to gain access to health records and avoid medical errors. The “New Jersey Health Information Technology Promotion Act” (A-4044) establishes N.J.’s first electronic medical records system and creates a Health Information Technology Commission to oversee the program.

The 19-member commission is established within the Department of Health and Senior Services to oversee the creation and functions of a state health IT plan. The members are from professional healthcare organizations in N.J., including one general practitioner physician, one physician from an acute care teaching hospital, and one physician from a non-teaching acute care hospital. The commission has access to assistance and services from any state agency as needed.

By | 2020-04-15T15:22:49-04:00 February 25th, 2008|Categories: Philadelphia/Tri-State, Regional|0 Comments

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