Leveraging HIE for Disaster Preparedness and Response
2:30pm - 3:30pmWednesday, March 7
Las Vegas - Venetian Convention Center
Current HIE models facilitate access to and retrieval of clinical data to provide safer, more timely, efficient, effective, equitable, patient-centered care and when utilized effectively have been found to be useful to Public Health authorities to assist in analyses of the health of the population. This session will explore ways to ensure that health information can be better accessed leading up to, during and in the aftermath of disaster. As connectivity through HIE expands, it is imperative that opportunities to link exchange efforts with emergency preparedness and response also expands. This session will discuss ways in which the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, who are currently advancing HIE initiatives nationwide, can collaborate with and engage the HIT/HIE community to align efforts to improve overall care in times of disaster.
Describe the general Health Information Exchange (HIE) framework and environment and how it applies to disaster preparedness and response activities
Identify potential overlap between ESF 8 response and HIE activities, and how this can be leveraged to improve patient care
Discuss ways in which HHS and the HIT/HIE community can work together to enhance access to and retrieval of clinical data to provide safer, more timely, efficient, effective, equitable, patient-centered care in times of disaster