Posted by: Providence Chamber of Commerce | February 24, 2012

HEALTH Seeking Nominations for the Health Information Exchange (HIE) Advisory Commission

The Rhode Island Director of Health is seeking nominations for individuals to serve on the Health Information Exchange (HIE) Advisory commission. Although the Department of Health previously solicited for nominations to this committee, the committee was never formed. If you were previously nominated and still wish to be considered, your nomination must be resubmitted by Friday, March 9, 2012. The seven Commission members will serve two-year terms and are subject to the advice and consent of the Senate. Individuals may nominate themselves or others with their agreement. Board members and staff of Rhode Island Quality Institute, the state’s designated Regional Health Information Organization which operates the Health Information Exchange known as currentcare, may not serve on the Commission.

Experience Sought: The commission is designed to represent several important perspectives on health information exchange, including experience in:

  • health information privacy
  • operations, maintenance, and security of complex electronic databases
  • healthcare as a consumer or consumer advocate
  • medical care as a licensed physician
  • epidemiology and population-based health data
  • representing minority or underserved populations

To provide balance, no more than three members may be employed by a healthcare delivery organization, at least two of whom should be a licensed Rhode Island physician. The remaining member(s) will be selected from business professionals and healthcare consumers.

To Nominate a Commission member: Go to health.ri.gov/hienominations/  fill out the nomination form. Self nominations are accepted. In addition to the nomination form information, the resume or CV of the nominee must be emailed to Amy Zimmerman, Rhode Island State Health Information Technology Coordinator. The deadline to submit nominations and resumes is Friday, March 9, 2012. If you are nominating someone other than yourself, please make sure that they have agreed to be nominated.


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