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Title: Health Information Technology Summit of South Carolina


1
Health Information Technology Summit of South
Carolina
  • June 17, 2009

2
Lakelands Rural Health Network
  • Lakelands Rural Health Network (LRHN) is a
    six-county partnership of key players and safety
    net providers in the Lakelands area of South
    Carolina designed to foster collaboration and
    strengthen the health care delivery system as a
    whole.
  • The nine primary partner organizations are
  • Self Regional Healthcare www.selfregional.org
  • Laurens County Health Care System
    www.lchcs.org
  • Abbeville Area Medical Center
    www.abbevilleareamc.com
  • Edgefield Memorial Hospital www.myech.org
  • Carolina Health Centers, Inc.
    www.carolinahealthcenters.org
  • The Montgomery Center for Family Medicine
  • The Self Family Foundation www.selffoundation.o
    rg
  • South Carolina DHEC Region 1 www.scdhec.net
  • South Carolina Office of Rural Health
    www.scorh.org

3
Goals and Objectives
  • Strategic Focus
  • The goal of LRHN is to strengthen the area health
    care system and to improve the health status of
    Lakelands residents.
  • Targeted Objectives
  • To increase the percentage of the Lakelands
    population, 65 and older, who have been immunized
    to prevent pneumonia to the Healthy People 2010
    goal of 90.
  • To establish a regional quality improvement
    council to lead regional quality improvement
    initiatives.
  • To develop a regional health information
    technology plan that includes expansion of an
    existing electronic health record to rural
    primary care providers.

4
LRHN Organization Structure
LRHN Board of Directors
SCORH
Network Staff
Clinical Leadership Council
Financial Subgroup
HIT Collaborative
HIE Governance Committee
Public Information Collaborative
5
At its core LRHN is a physician driven quality
improvement initiative
Goal Improve the health of Lakelands residents
Education and Health Promotion
Health Information Technology
Clinical Intervention
HIE
CEHR
6
LRHN HIT Goals
  • To expand electronic health record utilization
    among the medical providers in the Lakelands
    area.
  • To implement a regional health information
    exchange (HIE) that will enable effective and
    secure sharing of electronic medical information
    between doctors, hospitals, and other health care
    providers when it is needed for quality patient
    care.

7
LRHN HIT Solutions
  • To expand electronic health record utilization
    among the medical providers in the Lakelands
    area.
  • Locally-hosted Community Electronic Health Record
    (CEHR)
  • To enable effective and secure sharing of
    electronic medical information between doctors,
    hospitals, and other health care providers when
    it is needed for quality patient care.
  • Regional Health Information Exchange Lakelands
    Connect

8
  • For more information Sue Veer
  • Chair, Board of Directors
  • Lakelands Rural Health Network
  • sveer_at_carolinahealthcenters.org
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