Computerizing medical information for in-house use is one thing, and sharing it with the world is quite another. Geisinger Health System, a pioneer in using electronic information to aid integrated delivery, has portals for both patients and physicians.

It also runs a regional health information exchange that shares information with non-Geisinger providers, and that effort recently received a $16 million federal Beacon Community grant to manage patients with COPD and heart failure.

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