Dr. Todd Rowland ’85 is the CEO of the HealthLINC Health Information Exchange, which has been in operation for six years as an innovative method to securely share and transmit data amongst medical providers in Southern Indiana. HealthLINC transmits more than 3 million pieces of clinical data each year and continues to expand operations. In an effort to further support the patient-provider relationship, HealthLINC recently started secure data sharing with personal health records as part of a federally funded innovation grant.
Todd states, “I feel fortunate to be involved with several partners moving health information exchange forward. My staff and I are focused on improving communication to support shared care planning and improved outcomes. We understand that we need to deliver concurrent financial and clinical innovation to sustain and scale these activities. Our vision is that health care needs to be digital and health care needs be both personal and mobile.”
Todd has been recognized nationally for his leadership in HIE, most recently being honored by the Association of Medical Directors of Information Systems (AMDIS) in 2010. He completed a Doctoral Fellowship in Medical Informatics at Harvard/MIT, Division of Health Sciences and Technology. He is currently an adjunct professor in the School of Library and Information Sciences at Indiana University and Director of Medical Informatics at Indiana University Health Bloomington in Bloomington, Indiana. He has been a member of the Functionality Working Group of the Certification Commission for Health Information Technology and of the HIMSS RHIO Federation. He has served as the Indiana Chapter Liaison to the Healthcare Information and Management System Society (HIMSS) RHIO Federation.