Allegiance Health Receives Health Information Technology Leadership
June 3, 2010
Jackson, Mich. — The Michigan Health
Information Technology (HIT) Commission honored Allegiance Health as a leader
in health information technology at the first Michigan HIT Leadership and
Innovation Awards on Wednesday, June 2. The HIT Leadership Award is designed to
recognize organizations, individuals or associations that have facilitated,
advocated or supported the advancement of Health Information Technology and Health
Information Exchange in Michigan.
Allegiance Health received an HIT Leadership
Award for implementing electronic health records, e-prescribing, telemedicine
and Health Information Exchange to improve the quality and safety of patient
care in the health system and the entire community.
Allegiance Health Vice President for Health
Information Systems and Chief Information Officer, Rick Warren said, “Allegiance Health has demonstrated a long
term commitment to health information technology in order to continuously
improve our quality and efficiency. This prestigious award is confirmation of
our continued leadership in Michigan as we strive to provide effective
technologies for the benefit of our patients.”
The HIT Commission is an advisory commission
to the Michigan Department of Community Health (MDCH) with the charge “to
facilitate and promote the design, implementation, operation, and maintenance
of an interoperable health care information infrastructure in this state.” With this charge in mind, the HIT
Commission instituted the 2010 Health Information Technology Leadership and
Innovation Awards to acknowledge and promote the use of technology in
Michigan’s health care system.
The goal of the 2010 Health Information
Technology Leadership and Innovation Awards is to raise awareness of the use of
HIT and Health Information Exchange (HIE) in Michigan.
More information about the conference and
the awards can be found at www.michigan.gov/mihin.