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Title:Health Information Exchange Authority
Function:Establish the Illinois Health Information Exchange ("ILHIE"), to promote and facilitate the sharing of health information among health care providers within Illinois and in other states. ILHIE shall be an entity operated by the Authority to serve as a State-level electronic medical records exchange providing for the transfer of health information, medical records, and other health data in a secure environment for the benefit of patient care, patient safety, reduction of duplicate medical tests, reduction of administrative costs, and any other benefits deemed appropriate by the Authority. Foster the widespread adoption of electronic health records and participation in the ILHIE.
Term:The initial terms are staggered ending 1, 2, or 3 years after their appointment.  Thereafter, terms are 3 years.
Senate Confirmation:Yes
Qualifications:The Executive Director and directors shall be chosen with due regard to broad geographic representation and shall be representative of a broad spectrum of health care providers and stakeholders, including representatives from any of the following fields or groups: health care consumers, consumer advocates, physicians, nurses, hospitals, federally qualified health centers as defined in Section 1905(l)(2)(B) of the Social Security Act and any subsequent amendments thereto, health plans or third-party payors, employers, long-term care providers, pharmacists, State and local public health entities, outpatient diagnostic service providers, behavioral health providers, home health agency organizations, health professional schools in Illinois, health information technology, or health information research.
Compensation:The Executive Director shall be compensated at an annual salary of 75% of the salary of the Governor. All other members may be reimbursed for expenses.
Composition:The Authority shall consist of and be governed by one Executive Director and 8 directors who are hereby authorized to carry out the provisions of this Act and to exercise the powers conferred under this Act. The Executive Director and directors may serve successive terms and, in the event the term of the Executive Director or a director expires, he or she shall serve in the expired term until a new Executive Director or director is appointed and qualified. Vacancies shall be filled for the unexpired term in the same manner as original appointments. The Governor may remove a director or the Executive Director for incompetency, dereliction of duty, malfeasance, misfeasance, or nonfeasance in office or any other good cause. The directors of the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services, the Illinois Department of Public Health, and the Illinois Department of Insurance and the Secretary of the Illinois Department of Human Services, or their designees, and a designee of the Office of the Governor, shall serve as ex-officio members of the Authority. The Authority is authorized to conduct its business by a majority of the appointed members. The Authority may adopt bylaws in order to conduct meetings. The bylaws may permit the Authority to meet by telecommunication or electronic communication.
Authority:20 ILCS 3860/15

 Member Names

Name (Last, First)Term ExpiresMember SinceAffiliationAppointed ByPositionTitleCounty
Choucair, Bechara2/7/20152/7/2011GovernorDirectorCook
Ezike, NgoziStatuteEx-Officio, Director of Department of Public Health or his/her designeeNone
Holland, David2/7/20162/7/2011GovernorDirectorWilliamson
Holloway, Roger2/7/20152/14/2014GovernorDirectorLaSalle
Hou, GraceStatuteEx-Officio, Secretary of DHS or his/her designeeNone
Kobler, William E.2/7/20162/7/2011GovernorDirectorWinnebago
Newby, Nancy2/7/20172/7/2011GovernorDirectorWashington
Panomitros, Nicholas E.2/7/20162/7/2011GovernorDirectorCook
Popish Severinghaus, DanaStatuteEx-Officio, Director of Illinois Department of Insurance or his/her designeeNone
Recarey, Raul2/7/20179/14/2012GovernorExecutive DirectorCook
Smith, MarcStatuteEx-Officio, DHFS Director or his/her designeeNone
VACANTStatuteEx-Officio, Designee of the Office of the GovernorNone
Wellman, Robert B.2/7/20152/7/2011GovernorDirectorChampaign