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Monday, July 19, 2004

Tennessee Governor Announces Volunteer eHealth Initiative

News: Tennessee Governor Announces Volunteer eHealth Initiative - Jul 19 2004 05:00AM: "Tennessee Gov. Phil Bredesen recently proposed a technology pilot project to improve the delivery of health care in Southwest Tennessee and help lay the groundwork for better care and disease management statewide.

The 'Volunteer eHealth Initiative' will provide a framework for hospitals, physician groups, clinics, health plans and other health-care stakeholders in Shelby, Fayette and Tipton counties to work together to establish regional data-sharing agreements. The project is being prompted by long-term efforts to reform TennCare, the state's $7 billion Medicaid-expansion program, but has the potential to benefit the entire community in the three-county region. If the pilot project is successful, it eventually could be expanded to other parts of the state."


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