By | December 17, 2010 12:00 am

Jeanette Schreiber, associate dean and chief legal officer for the UCF College of Medicine, was named Monday as chair of the Central Florida Regional Health Information Organization (RHIO), a public-private collaboration of health care providers dedicated to improving medical care by developing improved systems of communication.

The organization includes hospitals, insurance companies, public health organizations and private physician practices in the seven-county Central Florida area.

Schreiber, an Orlando native with extensive health-care experience, succeeds Becky Cherney as Chair of the RHIO. “I am honored to serve after Becky Cherney, whose vision and leadership in health-care quality is truly extraordinary,” Schreiber said. “We in Central Florida have very committed partners working to improve patient care using health IT and we can make that collaboration into a national model.”

Schreiber led the College of Medicine’s efforts this year to receive a $7.6 million federal grant to establish a health IT Regional Extension Center that is helping Central Florida doctors develop and effectively use electronic health records to improve patient care. The college’s first goal is to reach 1,400 primary-care physicians in Central Florida and provide them with technical assistance, guidance and best practices in electronic health records. The grant was part of a $2 billion effort by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 to achieve widespread, meaningful use of health IT by the year 2014.

Schreiber received her law degree from Harvard Law School and also holds an M.S.W. degree in social work from Florida State University.

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