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Lincoln Land Health Information Exchange launches website

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[February 08, 2013]  SPRINGFIELD -- Lincoln Land Health Information Exchange announced on Thursday the launch of a website that will educate health care providers and patients about the benefits of secure clinical information-sharing in central Illinois.

The website is

"LLHIE is dedicated to advancing the delivery and coordination of patient care across the region," said David Graham, M.D., chair of the LLHIE board of managers and also senior vice president and chief information officer of Springfield-based Memorial Health System. "This new website covers the services we offer, like the secure electronic delivery of physician orders, results and referrals."

LLHIE was founded by area health care providers to continually improve health care quality and safety across central Illinois. It eases the exchange of medical information between hospitals, physicians and other members of a patientís health care team.

LLHIEís five voting and founding members are Blessing Health System of Quincy, along with Hospital Sisters Health System, Memorial Health System, SIU HealthCare and Springfield Clinic, all of Springfield. Prairie Cardiovascular of Springfield is a nonvoting member of the LLHIE.

"Electronic exchange is more reliable and efficient than paper," said Steve Lawrence, executive director of LLHIE. "We can get a patientís lab results, past medical history, medications and other important clinical information from one provider to another quickly and securely."

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This network, and others like it nationwide, can improve patient safety, reduce redundant tests and procedures, and significantly improve how information is shared about a patientís condition, Lawrence said.


The Lincoln Land Health Information Exchange is an electronic clinical information network that advances the delivery and coordination of patient care across the region. It does this by enabling quick and secure exchange of lab results, past medical history, medications and a variety of other tests among hospitals, physician practices, extended care facilities and other entities in the care community. For more information, visit

[Text from news release from the Lincoln Land Health Information Exchange]

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