Member Testimonials

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See video testimonials from two NCHICA Board members:

"As a practicing physician I am constantly challenged to keep up with HIT changes that can have a significant impact on patient care.  NCHICA provides me with a trusted source of information, as well as a trusted partner in the pursuit of more efficient, more innovative and more secure HIT."
Richard Hudspeth, MD
Mountain Area Health Education Center, Asheville, NC

"The recording, processing and distribution of healthcare information are pivotal functions in creating the healthcare system of the future. NCHICA stands at the frontier in North Carolina with knowledge and experience to facilitate a smooth transition that will take medical care from a cottage industry to an integrated network of optimally functioning providers. NCHICA can help us avoid mistakes that are not only costly but also demoralizing."
Charles F. Willson, MD
Assistant Dean for Physician Affairs, ECU Brody School of Medicine, Greenville, NC

"NCHICA has created a collaborative organization that no other State has achieved. It includes vendors, providers, payers, physicians, nurses, clinicians, attorneys, information technologists and other professionals, working together to improve healthcare within North Carolina in every way, from the use of technology, to public policy considerations, to patient privacy, and more. Belonging to, and participating in, this organization helps you to not only keep up with the changing healthcare environment, but to have some influence on those changes."
David B. Dillehunt
CIO, FirstHealth of the Carolinas, Inc., Pinehurst, NC

"Through NCHICA membership, I've not only enjoyed the benefits of unique professional growth opportunities and the development of valuable relationships with other state and national provider, payer and vendor representatives, I've helped to shape the future of health care. NCHICA's stellar reputation among policy makers, coupled with its collaborative approach to finding practical solutions, makes it an unparalleled forum through which to advance ideas to transform our health care system in a positive way. I'm proud to be a member of NCHICA and excited about the future it is helping to create."
Donald E. Horton, Jr., JD
Vice President, Public Policy & Advocacy, LabCorp
Burlington, NC

"NCHICA membership is beneficial to NCAP. Information technology plays an increasingly important role in health care. Our membership in NCHICA allows us to contribute the pharmacist's perspective to the integration of information technology in health care."
Fred M. Eckel
Executive Director, NC Association of Pharmacists, Chapel Hill, NC

"Collaboration with NCHICA has made it possible for the North Carolina AHEC program to deliver excellent and timely education to the healthcare community in preparation for HIPAA."
Thomas J. Bacon, DrPH
Executive Associate Dean & AHEC Program Director, UNC School of Medicine, Chapel Hill, NC

"NCHICA continues to amaze me with its people and its commitment.
Great to be a part of it."
William Mattern, MD
Professor of Medicine, UNC Health Care System, Chapel Hill, NC

"There may be no better way to participate in discussions that are shaping today's vital healthcare issues such as new regulatory directions, healthcare economics, and healthcare policies than to collaborate with peers as a member of NCHICA. Siemens, a member since the organization's inception, values NCHICA for its ability to keep affiliates up to date on rapidly evolving developments in the healthcare industry and also for its innovative workgroups that help the industry continuously to advance. Perhaps the best indicator of the organization's merit is its world-class membership list, which is filled with leaders known for their contributions to our field."
Joseph Auriemma
Sr. Director, Engineering, Siemens Health Services, Malvern, PA

"NCHICA, through its collaborative efforts, provides Privacy and Security Officials with an effective venue to review healthcare regulations and openly discuss potential implementation strategies. These strategies have resulted in a framework that participating organizations can use to understand and comply with federal and state regulations."
Jon Brown
Associate CIO, Mission Hositals, Asheville, NC