Wisconsin Governor Jim Doyle has appointed Norma Lang, Regents Distinguished Professor of Nursing at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, to the state’s newly established eHealth Board for the WIRED (Wisconsin Relay for Electronic Health Delivery) initiative.
The Wired for Health board will develop plans for a statewide exchange that will make it easier to transfer needed medical information from one hospital or clinic to another, benefiting patient safety while reducing duplication in medical tests and decreasing administrative costs, according to a release from the Governor’s office. The initiative was announced in December, 2009.
Lang, who is also the Aurora Distinguished Professor of Healthcare Quality and Informatics, leads a project which has brought together researchers, computer engineers, staff nurses and information technology experts to apply health informatics to the work that nurses do. The ACW project, named for three partners involved -- Aurora Healthcare, the Cerner Corporation and UWM’s
Lang is one of 15 board members and the only representative from higher education.
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Other Board members appointed include:
John Foley, Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Mary Davis Michaud, patient/consumer representative
Tim Size, Rural Wisconsin Healthcare Collaborative
Susan Turney, Wisconsin Medical Society
John Whitcomb, Aurora/Milwaukee
Cheryl DeMars, The
Oskar Anderson, State of Wisconsin Chief Information Officer
Jason Helgerson, State of Wisconsin Medicaid Director
Seth Foldy, State of Wisconsin Public Health Officer