Physician Community Podcast

Episode #20: The HIE Ready Community - Part 1 of 2


Lynn Witherspoon, MD, System Vice President and Chief Medical Information Officer for the Ochsner Health System, discusses the critical challenges faced by physicians in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in 2005, how far they have progressed in breaking down silos within the stakeholder community, and what he sees in the future for Louisiana's Healthcare Information Exchange.

Part One provides an overview of what worked, what didn't and what work-arounds were developed to provide medical care for patients in the days, weeks and months following Katrina.

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