The Markle and Robert Wood Johnson foundations said they will provide $1.9 million to connect regional health information networks in California, Indiana and Massachusetts as the next step toward creating a national network. The project aims to establish principles and technical standards for linking regional data-sharing groups.
The first data exchanges should take place in August, officials said. The project is being led by Connecting for Health, a public-private coalition managed by Markle, and supported by Robert Wood Johnson. The regional networks are Mendocino SHARE in Northern California; Indiana Network for Patient Care, Indianapolis; and MA-SHARE, Boston.