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Statewide Medical Information System Launched 

Catherine Pegram

A network that links medical information from 15 hospitals across the state is now on line.Health Info Net has been in the works for two years and was formally launched today. The electronic health information system allows doctors to share information about test results, medications, past illnesses and surgeries. For example, a doctor at Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor can instantly pull up the records of a patient treated at MaineGeneral Medical Center in Augusta.The network also connects three health clinics and the Maine Center for Disease Control.Maine is now the largest state in the country with a shared medical information system.