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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.

As part of National Health IT Week scheduled for September 26-30 (www.healthitweek.org), NeHII has planned an informational webinar which will be offered to all interested stakeholders.  The webinar will be held on Thursday, September 29 from 11:30 AM-1:00 PM Central Time and feature an overview of the presentations given by national HIE experts and local NeHII stakeholders at NeHII’s seventh Annual Meeting held August 4 in Lincoln, NE.  The presentation will include an overview of the newly released State of Nebraska Business Plan and how it incorporates PDMP, a summary of the PDMP legislation passed in Nebraska, HIE strategies by Melissa Kotrys from the Arizona Health-e Connection, industry secrets about medication history data given by Cam Deemer from DrFirst, updates on the CDC/ONC/Harold Rogers grant activities, a review of the HIE 2.0 platform migration work and the provisioning and training processes being established, and other notable NeHII activities.

Please RSVP to Jaime Katelman at jkatelman@nehii.org to reserve a spot for the webinar.  There are limited spaces available that will be offered on a first come, first serve basis.  Webinar details will be emailed to the registrants a week prior to the presentation.  Thank you for your continued interest and support of NeHII!

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