§23-77-4  Creation of the Rhode Island healthcare information technology advisory committee. –


Published: 2015

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TITLE 23

Health and Safety

CHAPTER 23-77

Healthcare Information Technology and Infrastructure Development Fund

SECTION 23-77-4



   § 23-77-4  Creation of the Rhode Island

healthcare information technology advisory committee. –

(a) The director of health shall establish a healthcare information technology

and infrastructure advisory committee to advise in the following matters:



   (1) Assessment of use of healthcare information technology by

the state's licensed healthcare providers and facilities;



   (2) Recommendations for implementing a statewide

interoperable healthcare information infrastructure to include estimates of

necessary resources and for determining standards for administrative data

exchange, clinical support programs, and the maintenance of the security and

confidentiality of individual patient data;



   (3) Criteria for selection of projects to be funded with

moneys from the fund;



   (4) Other related issues as requested by the director of

health.



   (b) The members of the healthcare information technology and

infrastructure advisory committee shall include the director or director's

designees of the departments of health and human services and additional

members to be appointed by the director of the department of health to include

persons representing Rhode Island licensed hospitals and other licensed

facilities/providers, the medical and nursing professions, health insurers and

health plans, the state quality improvement organization and other parties,

such as consumer advisory organizations, with an interest and expertise in

health care information technology. The director may designate an existing

state nonprofit organization whose primary purpose is to improve healthcare

quality to fulfill the responsibilities of the Rhode Island Healthcare

Information Technology Advisory Committee.



History of Section.

(P.L. 2004, ch. 344, § 1; P.L. 2004, ch. 397, § 1.)