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Wednesday, November 28 • 3:30pm - 5:00pm
E-15 - From Hawaii to NYC: Two Guiding Stories of Successful EMR Health Information Exchange for the RSR, ADR, and QM

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Two case studies from diverse regions illustrate the common importance, barriers, successes, and lessons learned in successful data exchange that transformed Federal reporting into an efficient process for quality improvement. The State of Hawaii Department of Health and NY Presbyterian Hospital’s Comprehensive HIV Program (NYP) share their perspectives as a State Part B grantee and a large medical provider respectively. Leveraging resources from SPNS, the State of Hawaii presents the success story of its Statewide RSR- and ADR-ready eCOMPAS system, including a discussion of how it was able to securely share its Part C clinic’s data with the Statewide network, providing important information for case managers, quality managers, and the State’s ADAP program, including the newly-required ADAP ADR. NYP presents its journey from disparate hospital systems to one integrated, real-time system that marries its EMR data with eCOMPAS, a Web-based RSR-ready system to improve operations, data quality, and care coordination.

Learning Objectives:

  • Workshop participants will learn how a paradigm of health information exchange can free up time that can be better spent on client care and quality improvement.
  • Participants will be able to describe how to adopt and adapt strategies and tools to implement Web-based resources to achieve Federal compliance and improved quality management.
  • Participants will be able to understand the challenges and benefits of implementing health information exchange.


Ray Higa

Hawaii Department of Health
Ray Higa serves as the Planner for the STD/AIDS Prevention Branch of the Hawaii Department of Health. Mr. Higa has served as the lead administrator of the Ryan White Comprehensive AIDS Resources and Emergency Act grant to Hawaii for over fifteen years. Mr. Higa has been responsible... Read More →

Donald Kyles

Don Kyles is a data management consultant for the AIDS Community Care Team, the Ryan White Title II fiscal agent for Hawaii. He is formerly the Director of Information Technology for Life Foundation, Hawaii's oldest and largest AIDS service organization. With over 20 years experience... Read More →

Peter Gordon, M.D.

Medical Director of the Comprehensive HIV Program, The New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University
Dr. Peter Gordon is Medical Director of the Comprehensive HIV Program at New York Presbyterian Hospital; Medical Director for NYPS SelectHealth, an HIV Special Needs Plan (SNP) serving people living with HIV; and Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine at Columbia University’s... Read More →

Jesse Thomas

Project Manager, RDE Systems
Jesse Thomas has over fourteen years experience of serving public health and over eight years experience in the field of HIV/AIDS. He currently serves as the technical director for four HRSA Special Projects of National Significance to use cost-effective health information technology... Read More →

Wednesday November 28, 2012 3:30pm - 5:00pm EST
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