2/22/2013 2:31:44 PM
Thomas E. Beeman, PhD., president and CEO of Lancaster General Health, has been appointed to the board of directors of the Pennsylvania eHealth Partnership Authority.
The Authority, established through legislation approved in July, is charged with establishing the technology for medical providers to securely exchange medical information electronically.
“Tom’s experience as the chief executive of a healthcare system that recently implemented a $100 million electronic health record system is vital to the success of the Authority,” said Alix Goss, state Health Information Technology Coordinator and the Authority’s Program Director. “I look forward to his insights and working with him and the rest of the board to improve healthcare in Pennsylvania.”
A resident of Manheim Township, Beeman is one of 12 members appointed to the board. His term runs until July 5, 2014.
Health information exchange (HIE) is the electronic movement of health–related information among unaffiliated organizations according to nationally recognized standards. Pennsylvania was awarded $17.1 million under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to help establish a health information exchange.
The PA eHealth Collaborative is working to meet federal requirements and enable the use of information technology to advance HIE, which has been shown to improve healthcare quality and efficiency, ensure patient safety and provide secure, confidential access to health information for making the best possible health decisions.