Justin Villines is an Arkansas native and currently serves as the Health Information Technology (HIT) Policy Director for the Office of Health Information Technology that oversees the State Health Alliance for Records Exchange (SHARE), Arkansas’ only statewide Health Information Exchange (HIE). He has 17+ years combined experience in Health Information Exchange, EMR/EHR systems, Public Health and Community Education, practice transformation, healthcare consulting, project management, teaching, and federal/state service. He has extensive knowledge in practice transformation health initiatives and has led the implementation of Health Information Exchange (HIE) efforts throughout Arkansas to support Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH), Practice Transformation efforts in Arkansas and nationwide, Clinically Integrated Networks (CIN) and Arkansas Medicaid PCMH program. He also teaches the Master of Health Administration and Masters in Management and Leadership as an Adjunct Professor at Webster University- Little Rock Metro Campus and as an Adjunct Associate Professor at Park University at the Little Rock Air Force Base.
In his previous roles with the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) he has worked on PCMH transformation, published 7 Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) teaching modules for the UAMS Family Medicine Residency programs and as a quality assurance coordinator he evaluated performance improvement requirements for The Joint Commission and The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. Serving in the US Army for 8 years with two combat tours in Iraq, he received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Management (BSM) and a Master Degree in Business Administration (MBA) with emphasis in Healthcare Management. He is presently working on his DrPH in Public Health – Community Health Promotion and Education.