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Electronic Health Record committee announced

MADISON (WKOW)-- Governor Jim Doyle announced Tuesday a 15 member team who will help structure a statewide electronic health information program.

The Governor announced the creation of the Wisconsin Relay of Electronic Data (WIRED) in December of 2009.

"Wisconsin is first in the nation in health care quality, and a secure, statewide electronic medical records exchange will support jobs in our health technology industry and take our great health care system to the next level," Governor Doyle said. "The WIRED for Health Board will develop plans for a statewide exchange that will make it easier to transfer needed medical information from one hospital or clinic to another, benefiting patient safety while reducing duplication in medical tests and decreasing administrative costs."

The Governor appointed the following people to the board:

  • John Foley, Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Mary Davis Michaud, patient/consumer representative
  • Tim Size, Rural Wisconsin Healthcare Collaborative
  • Stephen Brenton, Wisconsin Hospital Association
  • Susan Turney, Wisconsin Medical Society
  • John Whitcomb, Aurora/Milwaukee County Medical Society
  • Cheryl DeMars, The Alliance
  • Gary Plank, Marshfield Clinic
  • Robert Carlson, Marshfield Clinic
  • Norma Lang, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee College of Nursing
  • Christopher Queram, Wisconsin Collaborative for Healthcare Quality
  • Jeffrey Grossman, University of Wisconsin Health
  • Oskar Anderson, State of Wisconsin Chief Information Officer
  • Jason Helgerson, State of Wisconsin Medicaid Director
  • Seth Foldy, State of Wisconsin Public Health Officer
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