Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue created a 12-member panel to advise the state on promoting the use of healthcare information technology and making healthcare information readily available and transparent. Members of the Health Information and Transparency Advisory Board will be appointed by the commissioner of the Georgia Department of Community Health, which will oversee the panels work. In 2005, the state health department submitted a plan to overhaul Georgias Medicaid program, including provisions that would make the program more transparent about cost and quality of service, according to a news release from Perdues office. The state will cover panel members travel costs and other expenses, but otherwise they will serve without compensation. -- by Joseph Conn
Ga. governor creates IT panel
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