The HIMSS HIE inPractice Features highlight the achievements and experiences of HIMSS HIE Non-profit partners, including reflections upon their greatest successes, challenges and lessons learned.
HIE inPractice Features
In this HIE inPractice Feature, Dick Thompson, Executive Director and CEO of Quality Health Network and Board Chair of SHIEC, joins us to discuss the history of SHIEC, its current initiatives and challenges that the organization has overcome. He emphasizes the importance of learning from the collective experiences of HIEs in driving nationwide health data sharing.
Jitin Asnaani, Executive Director of CommonWell Health Alliance joins us to discuss the history of CommonWell, current initiatives and challenges that have been overcome. He emphasizes the importance of engaging patients in their care as well as the need to overcome the status quo in order to achieve true interoperability in healthcare.
David C. Kibbe, MD, MBA, President and CEO of DirectTrust joins us to discuss DirectTrust’s milestones, progress, and the challenges that face interoperable health information exchange. He emphasizes the importance of simplicity, security, collaboration, and the need for interoperability to be seen as advantageous from a business perspective.
Joshua Rubin, JD, MBA, MPP, MPH is the Program Officer for Learning Health System Initiatives at the University of Michigan Medical School Department of Learning Health Sciences (among other roles, discussed further within); he joins us to discuss the LHS, emphasizing the need for all stakeholders to work collaboratively and embrace rapidly changing technologies in order to achieve the goal of interoperable health information exchange for all.
HIE Non-Profit Partner Q&A: Teresa Rivera, President & CEO of The Utah Health Information Network (UHIN) joins us to discuss the history of UHIN. She emphasizes the importance of keeping up with the pace of changing technologies and urges HIE organizations to work together to improve care for patients regardless of where they seek treatment.
HIE Non-Profit Partner Q&A: David Partsch, Chief Information Officer of the West Virginia Health Information Network (WVHIN) shares his experiences in the world of healthcare as it evolves to rely on technological solutions. He discusses the importance of a defined sustainability model, integrating the provided information into clinicians’ established workflows and a focus on providing solutions to stakeholders.