Crisis Management: The Evolving Role of HIE, Part 2

Jun 25, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm EDT
Virtual Event

Were you unable to attend the HIMSS18 Interoperability & HIE Breakfast Panel "Crisis Management: The Evolving Role of HIE"? Join us for Part 2 of this session and continue the conversation with our panel of experts.


Join us for a continuation of our HIMSS18 conversation! Over the past few years, numerous disasters, crises and attacks have struck the United States. In 2017 alone, we have seen natural disasters such as Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria devastating and displacing large regions; mass casualties like the Las Vegas shooting; public health crises, such as the opioid epidemic; and cyber threats, like WannaCry, compromising health systems, providers and medical devices globally. In incidents such as these, a health system’s capability to maintain operations and quickly bring together disparate information is critical to effective recovery efforts. This panel will explore the evolution of interoperability and the role health information exchange plays in preparedness and crisis response. Panelists will discuss the progress made since Hurricane Katrina in 2005, discuss real-world lessons learned and best practices, and consider how health information exchange can continue to serve the public good and remain an integral part of crisis management. 

Learning Objectives

After this session, attendees will be able to:

  • Recognize the role of interoperability and health information exchange in a wide range of crisis management situations and incidents.
  • Identify the use cases and essential HIE capabilities needed to integrate interoperable healthcare solutions and protocols into crisis management planning.
  • Acknowledge the challenges that remain in realizing the full value of HIE in these emergency situations and outline potential avenues to explore for mitigating these issues in the future.


Robert Cothren, Executive Director, California Association of Health Information Exchanges

Hans Buitendijk, Senior Strategist, Cerner Corporation

Ivy Barnes, Chief Operating Officer, Impactivo LLC

Nora Belcher, Executive Director, Texas E-Health Alliance


This event is sponsored by Cerner.


Participation in this event has been pre-approved for 1 hour of credit on your CAHIMS/CPHIMS application for recertification. All hours must be self-reported in your HIMSS online record.

health information exchange; interoperability