Tennessee Governor, Phil Bredesen has been honoured by eHealth Initiative for contributions to electronic health information exchange. The honours were bestowed at a dinner honouring leaders from 45 states during eHI’s Third Health Information Technology (HIT) Summit, held during September 25-27 in Washington D.C. at the Renaissance Hotel. Since 2004, eHI has been providing leadership and support to states, regions and communities to improve health and healthcare through HIT and health information exchange. Gov. Bredesen was singled out for his ongoing role supporting the development of a portfolio of health information technology initiatives to improve the quality of healthcare delivered in the state. Gov. Bredesen has appointed members to Tennessee’s eHealth Advisory Council, which he chartered by utive order, to create a plan to promote the use of electronic medical records (EMRs) by health care stakeholders across Tennessee, and also to identify obstacles to the implementation of an effective health information infrastructure. This Council advises the state government on the way to more effectively promote the successful adoption of EMRs.