At the Newburyport-based Whittier IPA, a 200-physician organization caring for patients in the northeastern corner of Massachusetts, Joe Heyman, M.D., the organization’s CMIO, is helping to lead the ongoing development of a totally physician-created and –sustained health information exchange.

Joe Heyman, M.D. is an obstetrician/gynecologist who practices half-time and who also serves as CMIO of Whittier IPA, an independent practice association of about 200 physicians based in Newburyport, in the northeastern corner of Massachusetts, near the New Hampshire state line. His own practice is in Amesbury. Whittier IPA encompasses about 40 practices, caring for about 25,000 patients, in that part of Massachusetts.

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Source: A Physician IPA-Developed HIE in Massachusetts: Moving Forward on a Journey