From Theory to Practice: The Right Recipe for Successful HIE

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Thursday, Feb. 24, 11:15 AM - 12:15 PM

Sharing key steps that enabled UMass Memorial to successfully achieve health Information exchange (HIE) and connected healthcare. Discussion will cover internal sponsors; guiding principles; rules for information exchange; realistic expectations; and foundational requirements.

Speaker Information:

  • Eric Alper, MD, Hospital Medicine, UMass Memorial Medical Center
  • David Smith, PMP, Senior Project Manager, UMass Memorial Health Care


  • Outline the process that one organization has undertaken to achieve genuine interoperability and HIE.
  • Discuss vital concerns that hold the potential to serve either as obstacles or accelerants if not recognized and addressed.
  • Describe the decisions that guided the UMass Memorial implementation, and whether or not they would be reflective of participants' organizations.
  • List practical information to guide the journey toward interoperability and health information exchange.