ECCC Invites Participants to Health Information Exchanges and the Prehospital Environment

Join the Emergency Care Coordination Center (ECCC) on December 4 in Washington, DC, for Health Information Exchanges & the Pre-Hospital Environment, which will bring together members of the emergency care and emergency medical services community, emergency care software vendors, and government agencies to discuss issues and successes surrounding connectivity to the new health information exchanges.

Representatives from the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration, and EMS agencies from across the country will share their experiences with health information technology in the emergency care environment. The agenda for this one-day session includes:

  • An overview of health information technology and exchanges;
  • A look at technology standards and the Standards & Interoperability framework;
  • A review of the NEMSIS Dataset Dictionaries;
  • Health I.T. pilot projects in use around the country; and
  • Working sessions to develop plans to move us forward.

In addition to the agenda items, there will be opportunities to network, share ideas, and present concerns related to health I.T. with other emergency care and EMS organizations, as well as to the government agencies responsible for implementing the health information exchanges. This presentation will be hosted by the ECCC within the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Please RSVP to with your name, title, contact information, and the organization you will be representing. Space is expected to be limited, so RSVP soon.