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Columbus – He’s already building Ohio’s statewide health information exchange one hospital at a time, one physician at a time, one partner at a time.

Dan Paoletti officially took the helm as the Chief Executive Officer of the Ohio Health Information Partnership after the board of directors approved his permanent contract Friday, August 26.

“We’re thrilled to have finalized Dan’s contract since we already know his leadership, collaborative spirit and deep knowledge of Ohio’s hospital and healthcare systems will move the state forward in health information technology (HIT),” said Tony Dennis, president and CEO of BioOhio, Inc., one of the founders of The Partnership and chair of its board of directors.

Paoletti’s role as CEO primarily involves stakeholder engagement, management of federal HIT grants, extensive collaboration with physicians, hospitals and healthcare professionals throughout Ohio, as well as shared HIT initiatives at both the state and federal levels.

“Having had the opportunity to do this as interim CEO over the past eight months, I’m honored to take on this challenge at a time when Ohio’s delivery of health care is dramatically changing,” Paoletti said.

“Electronic health records in physicians’ offices and the exchange of information across hospital and health systems throughout the state will improve the coordination of care for all Ohioans, and I’m excited to be part of that transformation.”

As the Vice President of the Ohio Hospital Association and Chief Operating Officer of OHA Data Solutions, Paoletti also originally served as a board member and one of the founders of The Partnership, along with BioOhio, the Ohio State Medical Association, the Ohio Osteopathic Association and the State of Ohio.

Under his guidance, the organization and its seven regional partners have signed up close to 5,000 primary care physicians to adopt electronic health records over the past year, more than any other state in the nation (California, 3,219 and New York, 2,962). Through funding of $43 million from the Office of the National Coordinator of HIT, The Partnership is expected to sign up 6,000 physicians.

The Partnership has also developed an infrastructure for a statewide health information exchange. Called CliniSync, this exchange ultimately will connect hospitals, health systems, physicians and other healthcare professionals involved in a patient’s care. With patients’ permission, the exchange will allow participating organizations to access records through a secure network in virtual time. Last week, the organization announced the commitment of the West Central Ohio Health Information Exchange to join the network and begin building the patient data for the exchange.

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