Health and Safety

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.)