Brief History

The Collaboration was created with the vision of contributing substantially to the education, research and patient care missions of dental education. Facilitated by Internet2 the dental faculties at the Universities of Michigan, Pittsburgh and North Carolina worked with ICE Health Systems to define the requirements for a new generation electronic health record (EHR) system. With the system now available, the Collaboration is working to continually refine the ICE EHR and take advantage of the teaching, research and patient care opportunities created.

Who Can Join?

Membership is open to a dental school, dental/medical facility providing care, research and education services.

What is expected of my institution if we get involved?

All collaborators are invited to participate at the level that suits them best. Participation in one or more working groups, based on expertise and interest is encouraged as well as involvement at one of the two in-person meetings held each year.

Do we need to be an ICE Client to participate?

No. The two main branches of the collaboration are: (1) the continued refinement of ICE as the system we have helped develop in order to achieve our goals; and (2) the governance and utilization of the ICE data warehouse. For the first branch, it does make sense that your institution is using ICE in order for you to have an interest in enhancing the system. For the data warehouse work, there is no requirement or need to be a client of ICE Health Systems. While ICE does provide the services associated with the warehouse, the data governance and work are conducted independent of the health record system.

Is there a cost for being involved?

We are a community of professionals seeking to advance healthcare. There is no registration or annual fee involved with the Collaboration.

Disclosures

Members of the Collaboration for Health IT (Collaboration) are committed to identifying and avoiding situations and activities that constitute a real or perceived Conflict of Interest in their work with the Collaboration. Perceived or potential Conflicts of Interest occurs in situations where an individual member of the Collaboration, a member of the individual’s family, or a close personal relation has financial interests or personal relationship with any employee of ICE Health Systems Inc. or its parent limited partnership, BR Capital LP.

None of the faculty or staff from any of the Collaboration member institutions and none of the volunteer consultants have financial gain from or investment in ICE Health Systems Inc., or or its parent limited partnership, BR Capital LP. Nor do any of faculty or staff from any of the Collaboration members or any of the volunteer consultants have personal relationships with any employee of ICE Health Systems Inc., or its parent limited partnership BR Capital LP. Furthermore, none of the staff or management personnel at Internet2 have financial gain from or investment in ICE Health Systems Inc., or BR Capital LP. Nor do any staff or management personnel at Internet2 have personal relationships with any employee of ICE Health Systems inc., or BR Capital LP.

Contact Us to inquire further: info@collaboration4hit.org