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We would like to invite you to attend our free Expert Webinar event on Wednesday, July 31 from 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. CT: “The HIE Landscape and the Future of HIE as it Relates to Public Health.” During this presentation, John Whitington, CIO of South Country Health Alliance, will review the history of HIE and what has led us to where we are today, as well as what HIE options are available to public health departments, what that means, and what the future might hold for HIE. We hope you’ll join us!



  • The HIE Landscape
  • National Exchanges
  • State Exchanges
  • Use Case Transactions
  • The Future of HIE
  • Lessons Learned

About John Whitington:

John Whitington is the CIO of South Country Health Alliance, an organization which works in concurrence with multi-county members across Minnesota to bring their communities closer by sharing information to promote health through South Country’s Community Care Health Information Exchange.

John has served in the healthcare industry for over two decades. His notable accomplishments include leading the design and implementation of multiple healthcare data warehouse and clinical analytics programs, managing the applied technologies for a 130-provider multi-specialty clinic, and orchestrating and promoting eHealth informatics-savvy technology teams for Aspen Medical Group, Medical Associates Clinic and Health Plans, and South Country. John also dedicates time to contributing to the State of Minnesota’s eHealth Initiatives, bringing creative technologies to apply within the healthcare market.

As a key member of the senior management team which worked with the Minnesota Department of Health on the long term viability of South Country Health Alliances, John has a solid understanding of Minnesota’s statutes, consent, and compliance topics, having worked with state and federal regulators.

John was appointed to the Minnesota e-health advisory board in July of 2015. The advisory boards mission is to accelerate the adoption and use of health information technology in order to improve health care quality, increase patient safety, reduce health care costs, and improve public health.

John became a member of the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) in June of 2015

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