A federally funded registry of state efforts to integrate health information is available on the Internet.
The registry at http: aspe.os.dhhs.gov/statereg/ is compiled by the Lewin Group under a $250,000 contract with HHS, says Daniel Mendelson, a vice president with the Fairfax, Va.-based research and consulting firm.
Another inventory of health information projects and health databases is sponsored by the National Association of Health Data Organizations. The information at http: www.
nhirc.org/home.html is self-reported by the health projects.
A third source to tap is the Information for State Health Policy Program, an initiative of the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School Department of Environmental and Community Medicine. A World Wide Web site at http: www2.
umdnj.edu/shpp/homepage.htm is a vehicle for states to share experiences and insights into the changing healthcare industry and to display new techniques developed for users of state health data.