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Kentucky REC is pleased to announce the selection of 11 healthcare organizations from across the state to serve as Kentucky Health IT Fellows:

  • Aaron Jonan Memorial Clinic
  • Asthma and Allergy Center
  • Dr. James Gould
  • Ephraim McDowell Fort Logan Hospital
  • Family Practice Associates of Lexington
  • Jackson Purchase Medical Associates
  • London Women’s Care
  • Mountain Comprehensive Health Corporation
  • Norton Healthcare
  • Pediatric Associates of Pikeville
  • Salyersville Medical Center 

This elite award is given in recognition of superior work towards improved patient care and practice optimization through the use of Health Information Technology (Health IT). These healthcare organizations have turned their attention towards innovation by leveraging new technologies in their practices to change the way healthcare is delivered.

These organizations will serve as an active voice in their communities and work together to articulate ways to leverage Health IT to achieve better care, better health and lower costs.

The ultimate goal of the Health IT Fellows program is to help other providers in Kentucky overcome challenges faster and more efficiently by sharing experiences and key lessons learned. If these lessons are specific and actionable, both providers and patients can become more informed – and empowered. The Health IT Fellows will help develop and promote stories, tools, and technical assistance with the goal of keeping the patient at the center of care.

As part of this award, these organizations will also be nominated to the Spring 2014 National Health IT Fellows program. This program, set forth by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC), consists of an elite group of healthcare organizations who will represent their peers at a national level and actively participate in discussions and activities that will be used to inform policy and strategic efforts. If selected, these Kentucky organizations will lend their insights and expertise to ongoing national conversations.

Recipients of the awards were recognized on Monday, September 16 at the 6th Annual Kentucky e-Health Summit in Bowling Green, Ky., sponsored by the Cabinet for Health and Family Services, Governor’s Office of Electronic Health Information. The summit connected providers, executives, IT professionals and other healthcare representatives in discussions about the future of Health IT.

Congratulations to the new Kentucky Health IT Fellows. We are honored to have such a dedicated group of champions, and we look forward to working together to improve patient care for the people of Kentucky.

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