Several health information exchanges have announced new initiatives in recent days. Among them:

* The Health Information Partnership for Tennessee, the state's HIE funded with $11.6 million in stimulus funds, has named Keith Cox as CEO. He has served as chief technology officer at medical information content vendor ADAM Inc. and previously was director of global partner business development in the Developer & Platform Evangelism division of Microsoft Corp.

* The Keystone Health Information Exchange serving 31 counties in Pennsylvania and the federally funded Keystone Beacon Community will use patient indexing software from NextGate Solutions Inc., Pasadena, Calif. Keystone HIE also will augment chronic disease management capabilities using physician and patient Web portals from GE Healthcare, Waukesha, Wis.

* The Northeastern Pennsylvania Health Information Exchange will use HIE platform software from the Covisint unit of Compuware Corp., Detroit.

--Joseph Goedert


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