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Please join our revitalized Connecting Communities Collaborative for our inaugural meeting -- a retrospective of the important role HIEs have played during Hurricanes, from Katrina to Harvey.
When Hurricane Katrina reached Louisiana in 2005, the number of physicians using electronic medical records was minimal. The concept of health information exchanges were mostly a conversation on the future of healthcare. Evacuees fled Louisiana, settling in Texas, and other states, without medical records, medication histories, or prescriptions. Paper records were destroyed and the need for HIEs was much more evident. Now in 2017, the landscape has changed dramatically, with HIEs creating a different world for those affected by Hurricane Harvey.
Join eHI for an engaging discussion led by Doug Dietzman, Executive Director of Great Lakes Health Connect. Other panelists include:
- Phil Beckett, PhD, Chief Technology Expansion Officer, HASA Health Information Exchange
- Nick Bonvino, CEO, Greater Houston HealthConnect