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(20 ILCS 3860/10)
(Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2022)
Creation of the Health Information Exchange Office.
There is hereby created the Illinois Health Information Exchange Office ("Office"), which is hereby constituted as an instrumentality and an administrative agency of the State of Illinois.
As part of its program to promote, develop, and sustain health information exchange at the State level, the Office shall do the following:
(1) Establish the Illinois Health Information
Exchange ("ILHIE"), to promote and facilitate the sharing of health information among health care providers within Illinois and in other states. ILHIE shall be an entity operated by the Office to serve as a State-level electronic medical records exchange providing for the transfer of health information, medical records, and other health data in a secure environment for the benefit of patient care, patient safety, reduction of duplicate medical tests, reduction of administrative costs, and any other benefits deemed appropriate by the Office.
(2) Foster the widespread adoption of electronic
health records and participation in the ILHIE.
(Source: P.A. 101-649, eff. 7-7-20.)