A Peoria, Ill.-based health information exchange is tying the surrounding region's long-term and post-acute care facilities into its clinical network, under the assumption that quicker and more complete information sharing will result in better care.

The Central Illinois Health Information Exchange (CIHIE) connected 30 long-term care facilities into its network in the autumn of 2013. Clinical Services Manager Lauren Wiseman says the project, which has since added two more LTC facilities, is proceeding, and funded, through June.

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