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CareEvolution is pleased to announce the RHIO HEADSTART™ to accelerate deployment of patient information sharing initiatives.


Enrollment begins April 17th. Please monitor this site for more information as it becomes available.



PRESS RELEASE

For More Information Contact:
CareEvolution, Inc.
Renea Quinn
(410) 451 7139
renea@careevolution.com

CareEvolution Media
Vik Kheterpal, MD
(734) 678 4788
vik@careevolution.com

CareEvolution Announces RHIO HeadStart™ To Accelerate Deployment of Patient Information Sharing Initiatives

A Revolutionary Program Offering Capital and Technology Grants to Select Communities Ready to Execute Patient Data Sharing Initiatives

WASHINGTON, D.C., and ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN., April 11, 2006 -

CareEvolution, Inc. announced that it is accepting applications from established Regional Health Information Organizations (RHIO) and health care providers for RHIO HEADSTART ™, an innovative program offering financial and technology grants to support qualified applicants that are prepared to execute on their plans for health information exchange. The new program - which will award three grants worth between $100,000 and $ 250,000 each - is a part of CareEvolution’s commitment to connecting healthcare, and it comes soon after the company’s announcement of the availability of its RHIO Technology Platform.
CareEvolution, Inc. announced the initiative at the eHealth Initiative’s Third Annual Connecting Communities Learning Forum, held in Washington, DC. The forum is focused on improving health and healthcare through the mobilization of information. Despite advances in site-specific electronic medical records, attempts to link records amongst healthcare organizations are just getting started. Regional Health Information Organizations (RHIO) have emerged as an organizational strategy for enabling healthcare providers to share clinical data electronically.

“The ability to quickly move from the planning, governance, and policy phases to actual implementation of clinical data exchanges so physicians and other caregivers can the actually see and feel the value of the RHIO idea is not just critical for building momentum but also to the very survival of the RHIO initiative within a community. Our review of early efforts highlights that it is critical to effect the transition from the study of the idea of data exchange to actually showing it working for real patients. This transition is key to insuring that caregivers remain engaged in the process. So, RHIO HEADSTART ™ is our way of helping communities accelerate the actual deployment of working pilots,” said Vik Kheterpal, MD a principal at CareEvolution, Inc. . “This grant is about helping those who have already resolved local policy, governance, and political issues and are actually ready to get something done,” added Kheterpal.

Details about the grant program, application process, selection criteria, and timeline are available at
http://www.careevolution.com/headstart. The 30 day application process will open on April 17, 2006.

About CareEvolution, Inc.


CareEvolution is a leading provider of secure interoperability solutions. Our RHIO platform offering is a robust Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) to enable RHIOs’ heterogeneous underlying EMRs to “share” clinical information in a secure, reliable, and incremental manner. Distinct component such as Identity Management, Record Location, Clinical Data Integration, Audit & Log, Data Persistence, Visualization, Terminology, and Data Mining may be adopted piecemeal or as a comprehensive technology platform.

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