West Virginia

Team Description

West Virginia Governor Joe Manchin passed a law in 2006 which created the West Virginia Health Information Network (WVHIN). With this law, West Virginia is poised to develop a plan to enhance the use of health information technology in the state. The Privacy and Security Collaborative allows the West Virginia Medical Institute (WVMI), the federally designated quality improvement organization for West Virginia, and the West Virginia Health Care Authority to expand on the efforts of the WVHIN as well as build on the efforts of the West Virginia eHealth Initiative (WVeHi), formed in 2005.

The WVeHi includes technologically savvy health care professionals who will work with WVMI, the Health Care Authority, and the state of West Virginia to provide privacy and security solutions to help create a common ground for interoperable health information. In order to work within the infrastructure that is already in place in our state, we will engage all stakeholders in modernizing WV's health care system and use technology to put health care information in the hands of practitioners when care isdelivered.

Title: CEO- West Virginia Medical Institute
Name: John Wiesendanger


Title: Patient Safety Project Director/Project Director RTI HISPC Collaborative
Name: Patty Ruddick


Title: Chief Privacy Officer, State of West Virginia
Name: Sallie Hunt

How to get involved

Stakeholders can get involved in the Privacy and Security Collaborative by joining the West Virginia eHealth Initiative. For more information, call West Virginia Project Safety Project Director Patty Ruddick.


Date: Friday, June 2, West Virginia Medical Institute, 3001 Chesterfield Place, Charleston, WV. 7:30-9:00 AM
Event Name: West Virginia e-Health Information meeting
Url link to additional information (if available)

Links to relevant web pages

West Virginia Medical Institute logo
West Virginia Medical Institute at www.wvmi.org
West Virginia eHealth Initiative logo
West Virginia eHealth Initiative
West Virginia Hospital Association logo
West Virginia Hospital Association at www.wvha.org
West Virginia State Medical Association logo
West Virginia State Medical Association at wvsma.org
West Virginia Health Care Authority logo
West Virginia Health Care Authority at www.hca.wv.gov/Pages/default.aspx