Health IT Enterprise Architecture
In 2010, the State of Wyoming received an HITECH Cooperative Agreement grant award from the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) for the purpose of facilitating the widespread adoption and use of electronic health information exchange among entities serving Wyoming. Governor Freudenthal created a task force with representation from public and private stakeholders and charged the task force with developing the Strategic and Operational Plans required by the Cooperative Agreement. Members of the task force then created a non-profit entity, the Wyoming e-Health Partnership, Inc., which in 2011 was designated by Governor Mead to carry out the Strategic and Operational Plans.

The ETS Health IT Enterprise Architect also fills the HIT Coordinator position required by the Cooperative Agreement. This dedicated position provides subject matter expertise with a focus on leveraging available funding and co-existence with State technology portfolios to facilitate a robust suite of health information exchange services for the benefit of Wyoming health care providers and consumers.

As the entity designated to bring health information exchange services to the State, the e-Health Partnership is poised to increase the capacity for the electronic exchange of clinical data between Wyoming health care providers. As the e-Health Partnership moves into Phase II of Wyoming’s Strategic and Operational Plans, the Office of Enterprise Architecture will continue to support those efforts, as well as assist State agencies with technical architecture and data security and privacy issues as they investigate participating in health information exchange.

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