EHNAC to Host Industry Forum on HIEs 1/25/12

January 25, 2012 webinar to feature panel discussion on the current state of the HIE model and how to best utilize financial resources

FARMINGTON, Conn. – December 19, 2011 – The Electronic Healthcare Network Accreditation Commission (EHNAC), a non-profit standards development organization and accrediting body, today announced a free webinar that will discuss the current state of the HIE model. The “Dispelling the Myth that All Health Information Exchanges (HIEs) Are Created Equal” session will take place from 1:30 to 3:00 p.m. EST on Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2012.

Through a panel discussion, the webinar will examine how the HIE model has evolved, the major players involved and the factors all stakeholders should consider. Additionally, panelists will discuss potential impacts of the Direct Project and the National Health Information Network (NHIN) and offer attendees real-world solutions for assuring stakeholders’ trust in the clinical exchange. An open forum will follow the panel discussion to enable attendees to submit questions specific to their own organizations.

Hosted by Lee Barrett, executive director of EHNAC, the panel of healthcare professionals with extensive expertise in health information exchange, privacy and security and PHI, will include:

  • Laura Kolkman, president, Mosaica Partners
  • Jan Root, president and CEO, Utah Health Information Network (UHIN)
  • William O’Byrne, executive director, NJ-HITEC
  • Kate Berry, CEO, National eHealth Collaborative (NeHC)
  • Jennifer Covich Bordenick, CEO, eHealth Initiative (eHI)

“Building and maintaining sustainable models for HIEs is top of mind with healthcare executives, IT and operational directors across both the public and private sectors—health systems, IPAs, group practices, payers, HMOs and TPAs,” said Barrett. “We look to bring some clarity to these burning issues with our collective panel of industry thought leaders and help organizations realize the steps and considerations that should be taken to maximize effectiveness in participating in their neighborhood health information exchange.”

Those interested in attending may register for the HIE webinar here or visit for more information.


The Electronic Healthcare Network Accreditation Commission (EHNAC) is a voluntary, self-governing standards development organization (SDO) established to develop standard criteria and accredit organizations that electronically exchange healthcare data. These entities include electronic health networks, payers, financial services firms, health information exchanges, medical billers, outsourced services and e-prescribing solution providers.

EHNAC was founded in 1993 and is a tax-exempt 501(c)(6) nonprofit organization. Guided by peer evaluation, the EHNAC accreditation process promotes quality service, innovation, cooperation and open competition in healthcare. To learn more, visit or contact