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IILHIE Committee as a Whole Meeting Minutes for June 22 2011 

The Board of Directors (the "Board") of the Illinois Health Information Exchange Authority ("Authority") meeting as a Committee of the Whole ("Committee"), pursuant to notice duly given, held a meeting at 11:00 a.m. on June 22, 2011, at the Department of Natural Resources, Springfield, IL.

Appointed Members Present:

  • Dr. Bechara Choucair
  • Mr. David Holland
  • Dr. Nancy Newby
  • Dr. Nicholas Panomitros
  • Dr. Bruce Wellman
  • Dr. Cheryl Whitaker

Appointed Members Present [by video conference]:

  • Dr. William Kobler
  • Mr. Mark Neaman

OHIT Staff Present:

  • Laura Zaremba
  • Mark Chudzinski
  • Diego Estrella
  • David Fagus
  • Saroni Lasker
  • Mary McGinnis

OHIT Staff Present [by video conference]:

  • Krysta Heaney
    Cory Verblen
    Vaughn Ganiyu

OHIT Staff Present [by phone]:

Ivan Handler

Ex-Officio Members Present:

DOI – Colleen Burns
DHS – Susan Locke

Ex-Officio Members Present [by video conference]:

  • HFS – Director Julie Hamos
  • DPH – Director Damon T. Arnold, MD
  • OOG – Mr. Michael Gelder

Members Absent:


  • Vacancies:

  • Executive Director

Call to Order and Roll Call

Dr. Cheryl Whitaker welcomed the appointed and ex-officio members of the Illinois Health Information Exchange Authority, as well as the members of the general public in attendance. She noted that the Committee of the Whole meeting was informational only, and that the Board would not be making any decisions on any matters scheduled to be discussed and voted upon later that day. Mr. Chudzinski, Acting Secretary to the Board, confirmed the presence of the Members of the Authority Board noted above.

Meeting Schedule

The Committee members discussed their upcoming availability for meetings of Board committees. The consensus of the Committee was that the next Committee of the Whole preceding the meeting of the Board should be extended from one hour to two hours.

Board Agenda Preview

Ms. Laura Zaremba, Acting Executive Director of the Authority, reviewed the Agenda for the upcoming meeting of the Board, to be formally convened after the conclusion of lunch at noon. In response to questions from the Board, OHIT staff discussed the process by which OHIT provided recommendations to the Governance and Nominating Committee regarding the structure and composition of the proposed Advisory Committee to the Authority.

In response to questions from the Board, OHIT staff also discussed the process by which the State of Illinois issued a Request for Proposal (RFP) for the acquisition of the core services of the state-level health information exchange (ILHIE), and the conference with potential vendors that occurred on June 13.

Public Comment

There were no comments offered from the general public in attendance.


The meeting was adjourned at noon.

Minutes submitted by:
Mark Chudzinski, Secretary