NORWAY – HealthInfoNet, a statewide demonstration project designed to allow emergency room physicians, pharmacists and primary care physicians to share medical information that could lower costs, improve care and save lives, is scheduled to go online this year.

Beginning in February, some medical information generated in member health care facilities, including Stephens Memorial Hospital, will flow into the system. Other members include Maine Medical Center in Portland, MaineGeneral in Augusta and Waterville, Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston and Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor.

When the system becomes fully operational, it will allow providers to share some electronic medical records, including prescriptions, lab results and diagnoses, over a secure computer system.

Participation is optional. People can opt out by filling out a form available at www.hinfonet.org or by calling 1-866-592-4352.

Stephens Memorial Hospital is an affiliate of Western Maine Health.


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