Wyoming Health Information Organization WyHIO.
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The mission of the WYHIO is to enhance access, quality, safety, and the efficiency of healthcare in Wyoming through the implementation of electronic health care information exchange and interoperability that is secure and confidential and utilizes technology that will assure interconnectivity within Wyoming and the rest of the nation.
Rationale for the system:
The Institute of Medicine in 1999 reported that 44,000-98,000 people died EVERY YEAR in America from medical error
Secretary HHS called for study of health reform measures to address patient safety and error reduction.
Dr. Robert Fagnant
Laurie Hansen, RN
Dr. Joy Lewis
Dr. James Lugg
Dr. Brent Sherard
Dr. Scott TenneyTechnical Subcommittee
What if …..
Four Focused Initiatives
Wyoming Health Information Organization
Awarded contracts to address IT adoption barriers in 4 areas:
“Businesses in other sectors have embraced the information revolution to cut costs and improve productivity”
“It’s time we realize the full potential of the information revolution to improve the quality of the health care system as well.”
What happens to health information now? 2003What will the new network look like?
Risk Assessment 2003
Probability of Success
Hub & Initiatives