Project Term: 18 months; 2016-2018
Grant Amount: $50,000
Through this grant, the Montana Medical Association Foundation and partners will explore the potential for creating a health information exchange for Montana. The grant will support the creation of a governing board structure and workgroups that will be utilized to determine state needs and to hear reports on a pilot health information exchange project existing in Montana. This private-public partnership is intended to explore the viability of a health information exchange while working under a clearly designed governance structure to develop an infrastructure and path forward to implementation. A consultant will assist to drive the completion of this effort within a defined timeframe. There are many partners for this project including the Office of the Governor, the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services, Montana Hospital Association, health insurance providers, and the Montana Primary Care Association.