NeHII , Inc. is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization with a public/private governance model that includes health care providers, payers, and the State of Nebraska. NeHII is a statewide Health Information Exchange designed to share clinical and administrative data among providers in Nebraska and neighboring states. NeHII's purpose is to achieve health care transformation through community betterment collaboration while protecting the security and privacy of medical information.
NeHII , Inc. is one of the most successful health information organizations in the nation, providing services that securely exchange important clinical information among physicians and other health care providers, real time, at the point of care.
The initiative began early in 2005 when several individuals representing health organizations gathered to discuss the need to create a statewide health information exchange (HIE) for the betterment of patient care in the state. The exchange would enable physicians statewide to view consolidated patient medical history at the point of care, improving safety and care delivery while reducing duplicate or redundant procedures. Initially, progress was slow. In an effort to accelerate the development of a health information exchange, the initial group contacted individuals from the entire state who represented health organizations. These individuals had a Decision Accelerator meeting, a strategic planning session that jumpstarted the endeavor to where we are now.
Mike Westcott, President
Kevin Conway, Vice President
Dale Mackel, Treasurer
Legal Counsel - James E. O'Connor, Baird Holm