ONC Will Host Open Town Hall on HIE Governance,Interoperability

Advancing Governance of Nationwide Health Information Exchange (HIE)

Advancing Governance of Nationwide Health Information Exchange (HIE)

The National eHealth Collaborative (NeHC) is a public-private partnership that enables secure and interoperable nationwide health information exchange to advance health and improve health care. NeHC was established through a grant from the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) to build on the accomplishments of the American Health Information Community (AHIC), a federal advisory committee to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) until 2008, and is led by some of the nation’s most respected thought leaders in healthcare and health IT. This Thursday NeHC and the ONC will host a virtual Town Hall Meeting to discuss and share ideas on ONC governance of health information exchange (HIE).

The meeting will be led by National Coordinator Dr. Farzad Mostashari and other senior staff members. The meeting will provide an overview of planned HIE governance activities. True to the Town Hall format, it will also be an opportunity for participants to give feedback. The ONC will be looking for ideas. Input will be used to inform ONC activities and assist in advancing governance goals of nationwide health information exchange: increase interoperability, decrease the cost and complexity of exchange, and increase trust among participants to mobilize trusted exchange to support patient care.

The Town Hall is scheduled for February 14, 3:00pm-4:30pm ET. Registration is required and space is limited. There is no charge for registration. It is recommended to log-in early to ensure access. The session will be recorded and available 48 hours of the conclusion of the town hall. If you have any further questions, email university@nationalehealth.org.

This is the second Town Hall on the HIE governance. You can view the slide presentation and the recording of the first held earlier this year on January 17.

If you are a member of NeHC and attending HIMSS you may want to register for the organization’s 2nd Annual Meet-Up.

Details: March 4, 5-6:30pm: Orion Health Hospitality Suite – Room 208 (2nd Floor of Exhibit Hall)

From the NeHC website:  NeHCwill be hosting a member and stakeholder meet-up on Monday, March 4. Come visit us between 5pm and 6:30pm in Suite 208 (Orion Health Hospitality Suite) on the second floor of the Exhibit Hall. Meet members of the NeHC team, learn about our plans for 2013, and network with other NeHC friends.

Learn more about the NeHC HIMSS Meet-up.