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Crisis Management: The Evolving Role of HIE

12:30pm - 2:30pm Wednesday, March 7
Las Vegas - Sands Convention Center
Interoperability Showcase | 11955


Over the past few years, numerous disasters, crises and attacks have struck the United States. In 2017 alone, we have seen natural disasters such as Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria devastating and displacing large regions; mass casualties like the Las Vegas shooting; public health crises, such as the opioid epidemic; and cyber threats, like WannaCry, compromising health systems, providers and medical devices globally. In incidents such as these, a health system’s capability to maintain operations and quickly bring together disparate information is critical to effective recovery efforts. This panel will explore the evolution of interoperability and the role health information exchange plays in preparedness and crisis response. Panelists will discuss the progress made since Hurricane Katrina in 2005, discuss real-world lessons learned and best practices, and consider how health information exchange can continue to serve the public good and remain an integral part of crisis management.

Learning Objectives: 

  • Recognize the role of interoperability and health information exchange in a wide range of crisis management situations and incidents
  • Identify the use cases and essential HIE capabilities needed to integrate interoperable healthcare solutions and protocols into crisis management planning
  • Acknowledge the challenges that remain in realizing the full value of HIE in these emergency situations and outline potential avenues to explore for mitigating these issues in the future


Executive Director,
California Association of Health Information Exchanges
Sr. Strategist,
Cerner Corporation
Intesse Consulting and Advisory Services
Program Director, HIE Projects,
Chesapeake Regional Information System for our Patients (CRISP)
Executive Director,
Texas E-Health Alliance


Government or Public Policy Professional
Physician, CMO, CMIO

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