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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.

Thank you to those who joined us for the 2016 NeHII Annual Meeting on August 4 in Lincoln, NE.  Special thanks to the host of the event, CHI Health St. Elizabeth.  We were so pleased to have more than 110 healthcare professionals in attendance. We appreciated the presentations given by the meeting’s keynote speakers which included Courtney Phillips, Chief Executive Officer, Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services; Melissa Kotrys, Chief Executive Officer, Arizona Health-e Connection; and Cam Deemer, President, DrFirst.  We would also like to offer special thanks to the sponsors of the luncheon and social hour; Baird Holm LLP, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska, EGiS Technologies, Helix Security, Optum and SilverStone Group.  State Senator Sara Howard was presented the fifth annual NeHII HIT Visionary Award.  Her leadership was critical in passing LB 471 to implement an innovative approach to address opioid drug overdose deaths and improve patient safety for Nebraskans.  Jim O’Connor with Baird Holm and legal counsel to NeHII presented the results of the NeHII Board member election. If you would like to schedule a follow-up call or meeting to review the presentations or have follow-up questions, please contact Jaime Katelman at jkatelman@nehii.org. Thank you again to all who attended and made the event such a success. We greatly appreciate your support.

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NeHII Proudly Announces 2016 40 Under 40 Emerging Nurse Leader Honoree - The Nebraska Action Coalition (NAC)-Future of Nursing’s 3rd bi-annual award for emerging nurse leaders provides needed recognition of young nurses across the state. These nurse leaders, all under the age of forty, are the future of nursing, health, and healthcare in Nebraska.

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Nebraska PDMP Dispenser’s Implementation Guide Revised with Updated Information! With the passage of LB471 and subsequent signing into law, community pharmacies in Nebraska, mail service pharmacies licensed to dispense in Nebraska, and all other licensed dispensers providing medications to Nebraskans will be required to report controlled substance data to the state PDMP starting January 1, 2017.

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All NeHII Virtual Health Record (VHR) Users are invited to join the User Support Group listserve today! Share your tips and tricks, engage in problem solving, and make suggestions for improvements based on your experiences.  Click here to sign up!

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Nebraska Receives Second Grant for Prescription Drug Overdose Prevention - Lincoln, NE - The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services recently received $500,000 from the U.S. Department of Justice to help reduce the misuse and abuse of prescription drugs. The funding, $250,000 per year over two years, is part of the Harold Rogers Prescription Drug Monitoring Program grants.

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Automated Syndromic Surveillance Reporting To State of Nebraska via NeHII Goes Live - Lincoln, NE - The Public Health Gateway Syndromic Surveillance Pilot project successfully went into production use on September 10, 2015.  This project was a collaborative effort between Nebraska Health Information Initiative (NeHII), Nemaha County Hospital and the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS).

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*DIRECT MESSAGING * NeHII is pleased to announce the addition of Direct Messaging to its menu of products and services to support the exchange of health care information and enhance the quality of care while controlling the cost of health care.

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