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FIU College of Business Professors Awarded Contract from AHCA

Drs. Monica Chiarini Tremblay, Assistant Professor, and Gloria Deckard, Associate Professor from FIU’s College of Business have been awarded a contract from the Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA) for the evaluation of the implementation of the statewide health information exchange (HIE). This competitive award of $495,980 funds the evaluation of the planning and implementation of HIE through Harris Corporation and aligns with the national oversight of these efforts established through the Office of National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC). The three -year study will focus on stakeholders’ reactions and interactions with the health information exchange process, and behavioral and sociological barriers to its success, areas in which Tremblay and Deckard have previously conducted studies. The researchers will also develop an assessment tool for the state to monitor the implementation process and the participation of health care providers in HIE. The AHCA vision is to achieve relevant, secure, and sustainable approaches to health information technology adoption, utilization and exchange that drives the achievement of better health care outcomes for all Floridians and through lowered total costs, improves access to quality care.

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