Miller Joins Indiana Health Information Exchange as Vice President of Information Technology

Organization also adds Ping as Information Security Officer

INDIANAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The Indiana Health Information Exchange (IHIE) announced today that Eric Miller has joined the organization as Vice President of Information Technology. Miller brings 20 years of technology and health IT related experience to IHIE. His role is to provide direction and leadership for the organization’s technology solutions and recommend new technology solutions that fit into IHIE’s growth strategy.

Miller will also lead efforts to manage and meet government, partner and company expectations with respect to information privacy and obligations under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and other regulatory requirements. Patricia (Trish) Ping, who recently joined IHIE as Information Security Officer, will help support these efforts. Ping brings over 15 years of information technology and information security experience to IHIE, along with experience with the Federal Drug Administration and Department of Defense regulations. Ping is also in charge of implementing IHIE’s security strategy. She will also manage day-to-day security policies and procedures in conjunction with IHIE’s legal and system operations team.

Previously, Miller was Senior Director of Information Technology with Ascension Health, the nation’s largest non-profit health system. He led infrastructure operations for one of five regions and the strategic, architectural, and engineering functions of their national data network. He also built cross functional teams to support implementations. Miller served as a commissioned officer in the United States Army Signal Corps where he held a variety of leadership positions and was responsible for planning, coordination, execution, and management of multi-level secure communications networks.

Ping was previously the Information Security Officer for Wishard Health Services. In that role, she oversaw all information security compliance implementation for the entire hospital and its clinical settings. She also developed policies and procedures to monitor systems and ensure adherence to corporate policies and provided leadership for disaster recovery, security architecture software and desktop architecture.

With the addition of Miller and Ping, IHIE now has 62 employees.

“The hiring of Eric Miller and Trish Ping reflect the commitment the Indiana Health Information Exchange has to providing solutions that support the care of patients, while at the same time providing the highest level of privacy and security,” said Dr. J. Marc Overhage, President and CEO of IHIE. He is also the Director of Medical Informatics at the Regenstrief Institute and Regenstrief Professor of Medicine at the Indiana University School of Medicine. “These experienced professionals will be great additions to an already strong and dedicated team.”

About the Indiana Health Information Exchange

Indiana Health Information Exchange, Inc. (IHIE) is a non-profit corporation formed in 2004 by the Regenstrief Institute, private hospitals, local and state health departments, BioCrossroads and other prominent organizations in Indiana. IHIE is the nation's largest health information exchange organization, delivering clinical information to providers securely and efficiently, along with providing information to assist providers as they care for patients needing preventive care and management of chronic diseases. An IHIE-led collaboration (Central Indiana Beacon Community) is one of 17 national cooperatives to help advance healthcare quality and efficiency. This collaboration will help communities in Indiana identify opportunities to measurably improve patient care. To learn more, visit www.ihie.org.



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Indiana Health Information Exchange
Jenny Siminski, 317-644-1724
[email protected]

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