Dr. Harris Frankel, a founder of the Nebraska Health Information Initiative, or NeHII, will be honored as the eHealth Physician Advocate of the Year at the annual eHealth Initiative conference in Washington today. The not-for-profit, Washington-based eHealth Initiative works to drive improvements in healthcare quality, safety and efficiency through the use of health information technology, according to the organization's website.
Neb. doc honored for e-health work
Frankel is described in a news release from the eHealth Initiative as a "visionary physician leader" who "brought together a coalition of diverse healthcare stakeholders to fund and support the development of NeHII years before federal funds were considered" for launching or supporting health information exchange organizations.
Also honored were: Jonah Frohlich, formerly the deputy secretary for health information technology with the California Health and Human Services Agency and now a managing director of healthcare transaction and policy with Manatt Health Solutions, San Francisco, as e-health public health advocate of the year; and the Institute for Family Health, N.Y., and the Carolinas HealthCare System's LiveWELL Carolinas program, Charlotte, N.C., as e-health organizations of the year.
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