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Jun 8 2011   1:07PM GMT

Views from the top: On health information exchange and RECs



Posted by: Jenny Laurello
Data management, EHR, electronic health records, health information exchange, HIE, HIPAA, REC, Regional Extension Centers

Note: Live Chat has ended. Transcript from 6/15 Q&A with speakers can be found below

As the health care IT industry continues to balance the requirements of the meaningful use program, along with other pending mandates such as the ICD-10 transition and privacy updates, another key initiative remains in the spotlight: health information exchange (HIE). Experts from three state regional extension centers (RECs) stopped by the HIT Exchange studio to discuss the challenges providers face in adopting electronic health records (EHRs) and participating in HIE.

Listen to the webcast (below) and find out how South Florida REC is communicating with physicians about data integration and how information exchange can help providers manage referrals. In Pennsylvania, bringing all the major stakeholders to the table has been a crucial element in building trust while providers in Rhode Island are being motivated to see the value of exchange.

And be sure to stop back on June 15 for a LIVE CHAT, right here, with our three experts, who will be on hand to answer any further questions and share their expertise directly with the HIT Exchange community!

HIT Exchange Live Chat

  • Where: Right here!
  • When: Wednesday, June 15
  • Time: 11:00-12:00 ET
  • Chat Leaders:
  • Charles Hewitt, HIE Program Management, Rhode Island Quality Institute
  • William “Buddy” Gillespie, Director of Healthcare Solutions, Distributed Systems Services, Inc. (DSS); Former Chair, HIE Committee, Pennsylvania eHealth Initiative 
  •  Christopher Sullivan, Ph.D, HIE Manager, South Florida Regional Extension Center



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