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Please mark your calendars and join us and other interested healthcare professionals for the 6th NeHII Annual Meeting. Scott Afzal, Program Director of CRISP HIE in Baltimore, MD will be the featured keynote speaker. He will discuss the strategic directions of the CRISP organization and their best  solution to the HIE platform. There will also be an update from the various NeHII Councils and Committees on the progress of the statewide HIE implementation and efforts towards sustainability and future functionality offerings with migration to a new platform. We hope to see you there!!

Save the Date - August 7, 2014

Alegent Creighton Health McAuley Center                       12809 W Dodge Road, Omaha NE 68154

Lunch: 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 a.m.

Meeting: 1 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Social hour following the meeting.

No cost to attend!

Questions? Email Jaime at jkatelman@nehii.org

NeHII is leading the effort to create a secure, online, web-based Health Information Exchange (HIE) designed to serve the state of Nebraska.  Improved delivery of health care information and reduced health care costs are good for all citizens of Nebraska. The state has a proud tradition and reputation of providing the finest health care possible to its citizens. The HIE will help health care providers take health care to the next level.

Over the next few years the HIE will be rolled out across the state and ultimately will become part of a planned Nationwide Health Information Network (NHIN). This partnership will again improve the level of health care for Nebraska as well as for the Nation as a whole.

Best of all, these information exchanges will help improve the quality of health care and control the rapidly increasing cost of health care.

The mission, vision, and goals of NeHII provide the ideals and constructs for development of the HIE.

Dr. Michael Westcott has assumed the role of President of the NeHII Board of Directors. The transition from Dr. Harris Frankel took place on February 21, 2014 with a vote by the NeHII Board of Directors. The NeHII Executive Committee made the recommendation to the Board of Directors as they felt it was critical to have the position remain with a physician at the helm of the state-wide health information exchange.

Dr. Michael Westcott has served as Chief Medical Information Officer for Alegent Creighton Health in Omaha for the past ten years.  He currently serves as the Regional Chief Medical Informatics Officer for Catholic Health Initiatives.  Dr. Westcott is board certified in Emergency Medicine and has served as Co-Chair of the NeHII HIE Advisory Council and as a member of the NeHII Executive Committee prior to accepting the role as President of the Board.  He too was involved in the early beginnings of the health information exchange from 2005.  “I am very much looking forward to continuing the terrific work that has been done under Dr. Frankel’s excellent leadership the past several years.  We will continue to enhance NeHII to make it even more useful to Nebraska physicians and providers and thereby contribute to the quality and safety of patient care for all patients participating in NeHII,” said Dr. Michael Westcott.

Under the leadership of Dr. Westcott, NeHII will continue to achieve success and will continue to be recognized as a national leader in the exchange of health care information.

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Class A Membership Information - Are you a health care professional who would like to become more active in NeHII? Sign up for a NeHII Class A Membership by clicking on the application link below. Applications and $100 annual fee can be submitted to NeHII, Inc., PO Box 27842, Omaha, NE 68127. For further information, please contact support@nehii.org.

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