Dr. Denise W. Hines heads eHealth Services Group and also serves as the Executive Director of the Georgia Health Information Network (GaHIN). Nationally recognized as an expert in state government in health information exchanges (HIE), Dr. Hines has participated in hundreds of public speaking events locally and nationally, educating providers on the benefits of electronic health record (EHR) systems, health information technology adoption, and the overall national vision for an interconnected health system. Dr. Hines was responsible for overseeing and managing the marketing and outreach recruitment of more than 5,200 healthcare providers and 56 critical access and rural hospitals, assisting these providers in meeting meaningful use requirements and qualifying for the CMS EHR incentive program. She holds a doctorate in healthcare administration and maintains certifications in project management, software development, and healthcare law. She is the past President of the Georgia Chapter of Health Information & Management Systems Society (HIMSS) and represents Georgia on the National HIMSS Public Policy Committee and the National HIMSS Board of Directors.