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Much Ado About Nothing: PA Establishes HIE Authority

July 12, 2012

Without much fanfare Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett Governor Corbett signed eHealth Information Technology Act (Senate Bill 8) into law recently.

This Act creates the Pennsylvania eHealth Partnership Authority to help govern the execution of the strategic plan to advance health information exchange (HIE) in the Commonwealth.

The Act establishing the Pennsylvania eHealth Partnership Authority and Pennsylvania eHealth Partnership Fund; providing for consent and confidentiality of health information; and establishes civil immunity under certain circumstances.

What does that mean?

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