Health Information Management

Rhode Island health information exchange blazes consumer-driven path

Briefings on HIPAA, August 1, 2009

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: Laura Adams thought she might lose her mind during moments of the past 18 months. Meeting after meeting after meeting. Revisiting the same issues again and again, inching toward a resolution.
“I really wanted to rip my hair out sometimes, and I’m sure others did as well,” Adams says, recalling how nearly 10 committees and hundreds of committee members toiled to construct legislation, brick by brick, that would pave the way for a health information exchange in Rhode Island.

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