Health information exchanges, or HIEs, store health information so that patient care can be tracked even when it spans multiple health care providers. Cason Schmit, JD, did a deep dive into current laws governing HIEs and what policy categories and specific laws have had the most success for increasing health IT use and HIE adoption.
“When lawmakers first passed these laws, there were different theories on the best approach to support health information technology and very little evidence one way or the other,” said Cason Schmit, JD. “This study provides robust evidence showing the positive impact of a specific set of legal provisions. With this study, lawmakers are better positioned now to enact laws that can support health information technology in their states.”
Mohammad Karim, Hye-Chung Kum, and colleagues from other institutions used nationally representative data on patients with HCC and a comparison group of people with cirrhosis who did not have HCC. The study findings were also recently highlighted in U.S. News and World Report.
Congratulations, Chrissa for being recognized by the Texas A&M Policy Interns!
Chrissa Jacobson, a native of Houston, TX., recently graduated from Texas A&M with a Bachelor of Science in Public Health. During her time at Texas A&M, Chrissa was a part of the Public Health Student Organization, The Big Event, and Aggie Health Law Society which helped her expand her volunteer and leadership skills. Being a leader has not only helped her build strong team relationships but helped her to better understand the different sides of the problem. This spring, Chrissa will intern as a legislative aide in Senator Angela Paxton’s office. Chrissa is enthusiastic about working at Texas Capitol in Austin, TX, and hopes to gain experience in research skills and critical analysis to help her excel in the legal field. After the internship, she plans to attend law school in the fall of 2023 to obtain her JD and specialize in health law.
On Friday, March 3, the student-led event welcomed more than 700 Texas A&M students (including public health students), over 85 faculty and staff, and countless emergency response professionals to participate in the day-long disaster simulation.
University Distinguished Professors are pre-eminent authorities in their fields and have made a least one original or substantial leap forward in scholarship that has had a notable impact. Their accomplishments are exemplified by outstanding teaching, mentoring, discovery and service. Dashwood and Sharma are among eight 2023 Texas A&M University Distinguished Professors.
Our undergraduate honors society headed to Austria for an educational spring break! Broad Street Society members are pictured at the Federal Chancellery in Vienna during a lecture on the Austrian diplomatic system.
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