North Dakota’s congressional delegation has recently announced that the state’s IT department is receiving a grant of over $5 million to apply to medical records and imaging technology.
The grant is part of a much larger national effort to establish a health information exchange that will drastically improve the quality and efficiency of health care.
By applying money toward medical records technology and medical imaging, outdated equipment will be updated and digital records will be created that can be accessed instantly and shared easily. The ability for instant-access anywhere will reduce turn-around time and improve patient care.
North Dakota’s delegation has gone on record as saying that the new health information exchange will allow patients throughout the state to receive higher quality care.
The $5 million grant is set to improve a large number of out-dated machines and streamline the process of creating and storing medical images.