HIMSS, an international non-profit organization focused on better health through information technology, announced that its 2016 Book of the Year Award goes to Health Information Exchange: Navigating and Managing a Network of Health Information Systems. The book is edited by Brian Dixon, PhD, FHIMSS, a research scientist at Regenstrief Institute and associate professor at the IU Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health.

It includes contributions by several IHIE representatives including:

John Kansky, President and CEO: John authored the chapter on strategic and business planning toward sustainability.

Keith Kelley, Vice President of Solution Delivery: Keith co-authored the chapter on engaging and sustaining stakeholders toward governance.

Eric Thieme, former Vice President of Administration and General Counsel: Eric authored the chapter on privacy, security, confidentiality, and transparency toward trust.

Health Information Exchange confronts the opportunities and challenges that HIEs face in exchanging electronic data across the complex network of hospitals, clinics, pharmacies, and health systems to deliver high quality, patient-centered care.

IHIE’s Vice President of Technology and Engagement, Chuck Christian, who nominated the book for the award describes it as a “timely response to a critical need within the health system.” The book chronicles the need for and progress towards interoperability among health information exchanges, as well as the methods and tools necessary to enable seamless, nationwide exchange of health information regardless of where a patient receives care.

IHIE offers its congratulations to Dr. Dixon and the expert contributors who made this book successful.

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