Legal Work Group


The promise of electronic health records (EHR) and health information exchange (HIE) is to enhance the quality of health care provided to patients. Patient support is essential for this to become an effective tool. To receive this support, patients must be adequately informed as to the potential use of their health records and be assured of the privacy and security of that data.

The optimal goal is to provide all patients in Illinois with the same information regarding privacy protections under the law and the necessary education to understand how their records will be safeguarded in an EHR/HIE environment. To address this goal, the task for the Legal Work Group is to develop a model uniform patient EHR/HIE consent form for possible use by the state-level HIE, clinicians, health care facilities and other providers. The Legal Work Group is also tasked with the development of a plan to disseminate the consent form and encourage its use.




Matt Angela

COMP data, Illinois Hospital Association

Rob Connor, J. D.

Deputy General Counsel, Illinois Department of Human Services,

Steven Glass

Access Community Health Network

Robert John Kane, J. D.

Attorney, Illinois State Medical Society

Anne Mahalik, MPA, RHIA, FAHIMA

Director Health Informatics, Illinois Department of Human Services

Michael A. Murer, J. D.

Executive Vice President and General Counsel, Murer Consultants, Inc.

Maria Pekar, J. D.

Loyola University Health System

Doug Polk , J. D.

Attorney, Illinois Hospital Association

Frank Sears

Southern Illinois Healthcare, Vice President, Information Technology

Nancy Shalowitz, J.D.

Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services

Charles Sheets, J. D.

Foley and Lardner

Joel Shoolın, DO

Family Practice Medicine

Mary-Lisa Sullivan, J. D.

Acting General Counsel, Illinois Department of Human Services

Marilyn Thomas, J. D.

Chief Counsel, Illinois Department of Public Health

Darryl Vandervort

Katherine Shaw Bethea Hospital

Meeting Materials

September 26, 2007

October 10, 2007

November 14, 2007

December 5, 2007


Meeting Minutes

Legal Work Group Phase 2 Deliverables

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