(Cary, N.C.) Lynn L. Hudson, RHIA, project manager for Physician and Community Services at The Carolinas Center for Medical Excellence (CCME), received the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) award last month at the Dallas Region’s Regional Extension Center (REC) Meeting. Hudson received the award for her contributions to the South Carolina Regional Extension Center. The award from the Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) was one of four presented across the 14-state region. The award is given for being a champion of meaningful use of electronic health records, for being a leader of furthering change in health care delivery, and for being a valued member of the Regional Extension Center Community. Each of the 20 RECs nominated one or more candidates for the HITECH award.
Todd Thornburg, PhD, of Health Sciences South Carolina and director of the South Carolina Regional Extension Center nominated Hudson for the award.
“Lynn Hudson has been a key leader in the effort to support electronic medical record (EMR) adoption in South Carolina,” Dr. Thornburg said. “She is unique in her contributions at multiple levels. Lynn has contributed to review of EMR products, a substantial commitment of time and participates in the leadership team planning and problem-solving discussions for the South Carolina Collaborative.”
Hudson coordinates the operations of multiple consultants working across South Carolina. Hudson’s passion and energy carry over while she works, hands-on, in small, primary care practices, helping them achieve their goals for efficiently using EHR to improve the patients care.
“Lynn is a leader in every sense, and we are fortunate to have her on our team,” Dr. Thornburg said.
CCME has been working with the South Carolina Regional Extension Center since 2009 and is currently helping more than 600 providers implement electronic health records and achieve meaningful use.