Interoperability & Health Information Exchange Committee

Purpose

This committee focuses on the advancement of semantic interoperability and standards-based health IT systems that lead to meaningful health information exchange. As the health information exchange landscape continues to evolve, interoperability is a key driver towards achieving secure, lower cost and higher quality patient care when and where it is needed.

By leveraging the Interoperability & Standards and Health Information Exchange content areas, this committee will support HIMSS activities on the national, state and local levels, as well as HIMSS advocacy efforts around legislative, regulatory and industry-related issues.

Goals

  • Provide industry leadership in key health information exchange and interoperability topic areas.
  • Promote education and awareness of central activities surrounding health information exchange, interoperability and standards.
  • Facilitate the growth of HIMSS membership and volunteer involvement within the Interoperability & Standards and Health Information Exchange content areas.
  • Cultivate collaboration opportunities to foster integration of functionality across the continuum of care.
  • Support HIMSS Chapter activities by leveraging health information exchange, interoperability and standards content and activities.

Purpose

HIMSS HIE Non-Profit Partners enjoy an exclusive membership and a unique role within the I&HIE Community. Monthly Roundtable calls facilitate connections with other industry leaders focused on innovating, collaborating and advancing health information exchange across the nation, and membership is FREE for one individual (with discounted membership for 5 additional members of your organization)!

Learn more about the HIE Non-Profit Partner Membership here.

Each quarter there will be a 90 minute I&HIE Community Roundtable open to all HIMSS members that choose to be a part of the HIMSS Community.

To officially join the I&HIE Community login to your Member Profile, Select “Participation”, select “My Involvement”, select "Edit Participation" and finally click the check box next to "Interoperability & HIE Community."

Co-Chairs

Laura Young
Executive Director
Behavioral Information Network of Arizona (BHINAz)

Gary W. Ozanich, PhD
Senior Research Fellow
Northern Kentucky University

Purpose

Volunteers on this HIMSS Task Force focus on identifying, researching and compiling a compendium of case studies to demonstrate how HIE/HIOs are bringing value and impact to the health IT industry. The goal is to promote an in-depth look at specific HIE and health IT organizations, highlighting their success stories, lessons learned and best practices and translating these examples into resources for the industry.

Chair

Mishka Glaser
Manager
Deloitte Consulting

Purpose

This HIMSS Work Group reviews and formulates HIMSS public comment for the ONC Interoperability Standards Advisory (ISA). This document contains a list of what ONC considers the “best available” interoperability standards and implementation specifications for industry use to fulfill specific clinical health IT interoperability needs, and is released yearly during the Fall time-frame. This Work Group convenes once the ONC releases their request(s) for public comment for the draft and final versions of the ISA document. Once comments are submitted, this Work Group disbands. To learn more, check out the HIMSS comments for the 2016 ISA  here.

Chair

Mark Roche, MD, MSMI
CMIO
Avanti iHealth

The volunteers in this HIMSS Work Group focus on strategic issues identified by the Interoperability & HIE Committee and Community that need further exploration and clarity within the industry. This group convenes as necessary based on the needs assessed by the I&HIE Committee and Community. Once convened, this Work Group is charged with creating resources to educate the health IT community.

Purpose

To advance the Health Story Project cause to improve the completeness and interoperability of electronic health records, in alignment with the HIMSS mission, by holding virtual meetings providing educational and networking opportunities for HIMSS members that are central to the Health Story Project’s principles.

Learn more about the Health Story Project here.

Co-Chairs

Mark Morsch
Vice President, Technology
Optum360

Lisa Nelson, MS, MBA
Principal Consultant
Lantana Consulting

 

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Committee Members

Joseph J Wagner

Joseph J Wagner, MPA, FHIMSS
Vice President, Transformation Services
TELUS Health

Chair

 
Debi Carr, CAHIMS

Debi Carr, CAHIMS
IT/IS, Business Consultant
DK Carr and Associates

 
Charles Christian, CHCIO, FCHIME, FHIMSS, LCHIME

Charles Christian, CHCIO, FCHIME, FHIMSS, LCHIME
VP, Technology and Engagement
Indiana Health Information Exchange, Inc.

 
Robert (Rim) Cothren, PhD

Robert (Rim) Cothren, PhD
Executive Director
California Association of Health Information Exchange (CAHIE)

 
Rebecca Ettien, RN, MS, BSN

Rebecca Ettien, RN, MS, BSN
Clinical Strategist
Cerner Corporation

 
Evelyn Gallego, MBA, CPHIMS

Evelyn Gallego, MBA, CPHIMS
CEO & Founder
EMI Advisors LLC

 
Andrew Klaczkiewicz

Andrew Klaczkiewicz
Manager, Information Systems / Information Technology
Mott Children's Health Center

 
Michael Marchant

Michael Marchant
Systems Integration Manager
UC Davis Medical Center

 
Scott Mash, CPHIMS, FHIMSS, MSIT

Scott Mash, CPHIMS, FHIMSS, MSIT
Director of Consulting Services & HIE Outreach
Ohio Health Information Partnership

 
Melody W Mulaik, MS

Melody W Mulaik, MS
President
Coding Strategies, Inc.

 
Mark Roche, MD, MS

Mark Roche, MD, MS
CMIO
Avanti iHealth

 
Joshua C. Rubin, JD, MBA, MPH, MPP

Joshua C. Rubin, JD, MBA, MPH, MPP
President
Coding Strategies, Inc.

 
Dennis Thompson, FACS, MD

Dennis Thompson, FACS, MD
CMIO
Lakeland Regional Health