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Health & Medicine Policy Research Group (HMPRG)
August 1, 2009

We recently held "Beyond Medical Services: Developing a Roadmap for Improved Health in an Era of HIE,” a regional forum, and the first in a series of forums focusing on Safety Net Issues.  We are planning additional forums to begin this summer.  Bookmark this blog page to access news, updates and resources related to the strengthening of the Regional Health Care Safety Net.

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"Beyond Medical Services: Developing a Roadmap for Improved Health in an Era of HIE” (Co-hosted by The Metropolitan Chicago Healthcare Council and the Healthcare Consortium of Illinois) was held on Tuesday, March 23rd from 9am-1pm at the Oak Park Public Library.  

In attendance were public health, medicine, behavioral health, and other safety net professionals, who came together to learn what was happening in HIE planning in Illinois; to hear from experts in nursing, public health, case management, and behavioral health informatics, and to discuss action steps for improving health as state-wide health information exchange is developed.

Guest speakers included the following. A pdf of their presentations (where available) can be downloaded by clicking the link after their names.


  • Kelly Ducheny, PsyD, Director of Behavioral Health Services, Howard Brown Health Center