A Call to Action

 

Volunteer Position on the Health IT Board of the Legislature

The NHIMA Board is looking for a qualified NHIMA credentialed member, that resides in the State of Nebraska, to be appointed to the new Legislative Health Information Technology (IT) Board for the State of Nebraska.

 

  • The new legislative board will include 17 members, some appointed by the governor and others appointed by qualified statewide organizations. As stated in Section 5 of LB1183 this membership includes, “One credentialed health information management professional appointed from a list of such professionals provided by a statewide organization representation of such professionals” aka the Nebraska Health Information Management Association (NHIMA). 

 

  • LB1183 was enacted August 14,2020 and is looking to move forward with formation of a Health Information Technology (IT) Board. This board will provide powers and duties to change provisions relating to the prescription drug monitoring system and the statewide health information exchange (otherwise known as NeHII); to harmonize provisions; to repeal the original selections; and to declare an emergency. The act accompanying this board will be called the Population Health Act. 

 

  • The 1st term of the board begins on
    April 1, 2021; membership is a 5 year term. 
  • Board meetings will be reimbursed where applicable and may be held remotely.
  • The role of the Health IT Board is listed in section 6 of the attached legislative bill (LB1183).

 

The NHIMA Board is looking for a passionate candidate who wants to represent our health information management field on this Legislative Health IT Board. A qualified candidate requires: 

  • an in-depth understanding of health information management and healthcare business and operational practices with the ability to work collaboratively with other leaders across varying healthcare fields. 
  • the aptitude to present themselves as a leader in information governance and HIPAA with the ability to consider widespread effects of decisions and actions. 
  • a strong understanding of healthcare interoperability. 
  • knowledge of the patient information life-cycle. 
  • strong interpersonal skills with the ability to provide clear and concise communication; supporting the transformation of the health ecosystem. 

 

Candidates must: 

  • have an active AHIMA credential,
  • be in active member status with NHIMA, and 
  • live in the state of Nebraska. 

 

To apply for consideration for this volunteer position please send in your resume, name, and current role and contact information to nhima_coordinator@outlook.com.

DUE DATE: November 25, 2020 

Thank you!
NHIMA 2020-2021 Board 

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