The purpose of the Pennsylvania eHealth Partnership Authority is to improve healthcare delivery and healthcare outcomes in Pennsylvania by enabling the secure exchange of health information (HIE).
The Authority was created through legislation approved in July 2012. It took over the work of the PA eHealth Collaborative, which began its work by providing leadership and strategic direction for public and private, federally funded and state-funded investments in health information technology initiatives, including health information exchange capabilities and other related health information technology efforts. The Authority’s direction has considered the stakeholder community's needs and will complement commonwealth agency operations. It also will ensure ongoing interagency cooperation.