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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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NeHII is now offering site licensing! This allows for all healthcare providers employed or contracted with a participating hospital to have access to the VHR at no additional cost to the provider!

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New Hire!  NeHII is pleased to announce the hire of Cindy Filippini, RN, CPHIT, CPEHR to fill the role of Clinical Informatics Advisor.

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NET News - Giving Nebraska's Healthcare the Digital Treatment

NET News reports on "Giving Nebraska's Healthcare the Digital Treatment, includes an interview with NeHII's Executive Director, Deb Bass...

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Dr. Harris Frankel Receives the NeHII HIT Visionary Award

Columbus, NE - The NeHII HIT Visionary Award was presented to Dr. Harris Frankel, President of the NeHII Board of Directors at the 2013 NeHII Annual Meeting...

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The Nebraska Health Information Exchange (NeHII, Inc.) Holds Fifth Annual Meeting in Columbus, NE

Columbus, NE - The NeHII Annual Meeting was held August 1, 2013 at the Elks Country Club in Columbus, NE. 

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