On Wednesday, October 7th, Amy Zimmerman, MPH presented: "Development of a Statewide HIT Strategic Roadmap and Implementation Plan." This presentation described the rationale and process for developing a Statewide Strategic HIT roadmap, along with an overview of the Roadmap Strategies, Tactics, implementation approach, and progress to date.
Amy serves as Rhode Island’s State Health Information (HIT) Coordinator. In this capacity, she is responsible for overseeing the development and implementation of RI’s statewide strategic HIT roadmap, the Promoting Interoperability Program, state efforts around expanding RI’s Health Information Exchange administered by the Rhode Island Quality Institute, and the statewide quality reporting system. Amy is focused on aligning numerous HIT activities across the EOHHS state agencies and with the private sector, reducing provider burden, assisting with interagency HIT initiatives such as RI’s All Payer Claims Database and engaging patients. Previously Amy worked at the Rhode Island Department of Health as the Chief of Health Information Technology; and Chief, Office of Children’s Preventive Services. Amy has a Master of Public Health from the University of North Carolina.