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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 25, 2006

 

GOVERNOR BARBOUR APPOINTS DILLON TO GULF COAST HEALTH INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY TASK FORCE

 

(Jackson, Mississippi)—Governor Haley Barbour announced the appointment of Sue Dillon, of Jackson, to the Gulf Coast Health Information Technology Task Force. This group, hosted by the Southern Governors’ Association, brings together local and national resources and coordinates planning for digital health information recovery.

 

“The importance of having digital medical records was revealed in Hurricane Katrina, and addressing this issue is a crucial part of preparing for the future,” Governor Barbour said. “I know Sue, who has years of medical information experience, recognizes the important task this group endeavors to accomplish. I look forward to working with her and other well-qualified members of this task force.”

 

Dillon, a doctor of osteopathy, has worked in the medical field since 1995. Currently, she works at Centura Granby Medical Systems. Dillon is board certified in Family Medicine and Workman’s Comp Level II. In addition, she is certified by the American Board of Osteopathic Family Physicians and by the National Board of Osteopathic Medicine. With 7 years of experience in urgent care and emergency medicine, Dillon served as part of the Hurricane Katrina Medical Relief and participated on behalf of the Markel Foundation in an “After Action” roundtable discussion involving disaster preparedness and the use of electronic medical record systems in the Mississippi disaster zone. In 2005, she was the featured speaker at the Mississippi Academy of Family Physicians’ annual meeting.

 

Dillon’s educational background includes a bachelor’s degree in biology from the University of Southern Colorado and education certification in secondary science from the University of Colorado. She earned a doctor of osteopathic medicine from Midwestern University’s Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine.