E-Health Network Of Long Island To Host President And CEO Of The Massachusetts E-Health Collaborative

 

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    E-HNLI brings industry leader, Micky Tripathi, to provide national perspective and insight about
    Health Information Exchange initiatives

    STONY BROOK, N.Y., January 24, 2011—On Wednesday, January 26, E-Health Network of Long Island welcomes Micky Tripathi, PhD, MPP, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Massachusetts eHealth Collaborative (MAeHC), a non-profit collaboration of 34 leading non-profit healthcare organizations based in Massachusetts (http://maehc.blogspot.com/). Dr. Tripathi will visit Stony Brook University Medical Center to provide his perspective on the national landscape of health information exchange. The lecture will be held in the Health Sciences Center; Lecture Hall 5, Level 3, from 10:30 am to noon. 

    In addition to his role with MAeHC, Dr. Tripathi is Chair of the Health Information Exchange Workgroup of the Federal Health IT Policy Committee, which is charged with making recommendations about health information exchange to the Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) for Health Information Technology in the US Department of Health and Human Services. He is also the Co-Chair of the statewide Ad Hoc Regional Extension Center/EHR Workgroup, which has been created by the State of Massachusetts to provide guidance on accelerating adoption of electronic health records statewide. Additionally, Dr. Tripathi is a member of the Board of Directors of the eHealth Initiative, a national organization promoting the improvement of health care through information and information technology.

    Prior to joining MAeHC, Dr. Tripathi was a Manager of the Boston Consulting Group, a leading strategy and management consulting firm. While at BCG, he served as the founding President and CEO of the Indiana Health Information Exchange, an Indianapolis-based non-profit company partnered with the Regenstrief Institute to create a state-wide health information infrastructure in the state of Indiana. Additionally, he served a variety of US and international clients in the non-profit sector as well as in the bioinformatics, biotechnology, and pharmaceutical industries.

    Dr. Tripathi holds a PhD in political science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, a Master of Public Policy from Harvard University, and an AB in political science from Vassar College. Prior to receiving his PhD, he was a senior operations research analyst in the Office of the Secretary of Defense in Washington, DC, for which he received the Secretary of Defense Distinguished Civilian Service Award.

    For more information, or to register for the lecture at Stony Brook University Medical Center on January 26, call 631-638-4000.

    About E-Health Network of Long Island
    E-Health Network of Long Island is a not-for-profit organization that is governed by a board of directors, and receives funding through grants, donations and in-kind contributions by its stakeholders. The mission of the E-Health Network is to provide a high level system of clinical data exchange that will enhance access and communication among providers and improve the quality of healthcare in the Nassau and Suffolk County communities in order to become the premier resource for providers and patients for regional patient health information while reducing costs and improving access to quality care. To see a list of partners, go to: http://ehealthnetworkli.org/participants.cfm.

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