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Home Local Maryland Government Announcement Originally published February 16, 2012

LT. GOVERNOR BROWN TO ANNOUNCE MAJOR MILESTONE IN ESTABLISHING MARYLAND’S HEALTH INFORMATION EXCHANGE



SILVER SPRING, Md. (February 16, 2012) – TOMORROW, Lt. Governor Anthony G. Brown will be joined by Senator Ben Cardin, Dr. Farzad Mostashari, National Coordinator for Health IT for the Federal Department of Health and Human Services, Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene Secretary Dr. Joshua M. Sharfstein, and other federal, state and local officials at Holy Cross Hospital to announce a critical milestone in the creation of Maryland’s Health Information Exchange, which will allow instant and secure sharing of health information among approved doctors' offices, hospitals, and other health organizations. The Lt. Governor will also tour the emergency department at Holy Cross and receive a demonstration of how the hospital utilizes the Health Information Exchange.

Lt. Governor Brown leads the O’Malley-Brown Administration’s efforts to reduce costs, expand access, and improve the quality of health care for all Marylanders. Under the leadership of Governor O’Malley and Lt. Governor Brown, Maryland has implemented reforms that have expanded health coverage to over 310,000 Marylanders and put the State in position to maximize the federal Affordable Care Act (ACA).

WHAT: Lt. Governor Brown to Announce Milestone in Establishing Maryland’s Health Information Exchange

WHERE: Holy Cross Hospital
1500 Forest Glen Road, Auditorium B
Silver Spring, MD 20910

WHEN: Tomorrow, FRIDAY, February 17, 2012
Tour: 12:15 PM
Press Conference: 12:30pm

***PLEASE NOTE: Media interested in joining ER tour must RSVP in advance to mgoldberg@gov.state.md.us***