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PODCAST: HIE Sustainability without Payer Participation

January 24, 2012
by Jennifer Prestigiacomo
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Why SMRTNet is not seeking out payer-involvement just yet

In this podcast HCI Associate Editor Jennifer Prestigiacomo speaks with Brian Yeaman, M.D., CMIO of Norman Regional Health System and a board certified Family Medicine physician. Yeaman speaks about how he uses SMRTNet, a publicly-owned network of affiliated HIEs spanning the state of Oklahoma that was developed in 2005. SMRTNet is currently connected to more than 27 million records from 45 unique contributing facilities, covering more than 2.6 million lives and 7 million encounters. SMRTNet incorporates clinics, hospitals and lab data into one location, and the network was identified by the National eHealth Collaborative as one of twelve national HIE leaders. During the podcast, Yeaman speaks about why SMRTNet is not seeking out payer-involvement just yet. Click below to listen to excerpts from that conversation. 

Brian Yeaman, M.D.

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