Interoperability & Health Information Exchange Committee

HIMSS Call to Action to Achieve Nationwide, Ubiquitous, Secure Electronic Exchange of Health Information

In this Call to Action, HIMSS asserts that we must achieve secure, appropriate, and ubiquitous data access and electronic exchange of health information, and provides guiding principles to inform health policy and spur our nation’s health sector to action.

The Call to Action was approved by the HIMSS North America Board of Directors on Friday, October 6, 2017.

Read the entire Call to Action here

 

Purpose

This committee focuses on the advancement of semantic interoperability and standards-based health information and technology 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 or contact Jessica Bird, Manager, Strategic Relations, at jbird@himss.org

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
Director of Industry Relations/Solutions Consulting
Orion Health

Joe Wagner, MPA, FHIMSS
Vice President, Transformation Services
TELUS Health

Purpose

Volunteers on this HIMSS Task Force focus on defining how Customer Relationship Management (CRM) technology can support the healthcare industry in an era of interoperability and health information and technology standards. The goal of this group is to explore how the use of CRM technology can accommodate the growing imperative providers have to communicate with their patients through multiple modalities (e.g. voice, video, text, apps) and to manage these relationships with tools that allow them to marry clinical data with engagement and other person-generated data.

Chair

Sean Kennedy, MS, PMP, MPH
Director, Solution Architecture, Healthcare & Life Sciences
Salesforce

Purpose

This HIMSS Task Force reviews and formulates HIMSS public comment for the ONC Interoperability Standards Advisory (ISA) and other related documents. This document contains a list of interoperability standards and implementation specifications for industry use to fulfill specific clinical health information and technology interoperability needs. Previously, this resource was released on an annual basis with two opportunities to give comments. This ONC resource is now updated on a continual basis with an ongoing opportunity for feedback. This Task Force convenes to review the content of the ISA, and other relevant documents, and provide requested feedback to the ONC on ways to improve and further use and adoption of this document and the standards it includes. To learn more, check out previous HIMSS comments for the 2017 Draft ISA here.

Chair

Mark Roche, MD, MSMI
CMIO
Avanti iHealth

Purpose

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 information and technology community.

Chair

TBD

Purpose

The Health Story Project works to advance current technology and standards around document exchange to best capture and share a person’s complete health story. This volunteer group holds quarterly virtual Roundtables and resources for HIMSS members that are central to the Health Story Project’s principles and educates the community on how standards such as C-CDA can help further the patient’s story and benefit stakeholders from across the healthcare system. This group is seeking to broaden their membership to include participants from the clinical, patient, payer and technical perspectives.

Learn more about the Health Story Project here.

Chair

Lisa Nelson, MS, MBA
Independent Consultant
Life Over Time Solutions

Purpose

The volunteers in this HIMSS Work Group focus on defining the potential role of blockchain and distributed ledger technology within the health information and technology ecosystem. HIMSS convened this Work Group as a part of a growing imperative to explore how this technology can further existing interoperability and health information exchange capabilities as well as educate the community on the clinical, business, technical and financial implications the technology may have on the healthcare landscape.
 

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Committee Members

Evelyn Gallego, MBA, CPHIMS

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

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.

 
Rebecca Ettien, RN, MS, BSN

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

 
Mishka Glaser

Mishka Glaser
Manager
Deloitte Consulting

 
Elizabeth Hartley-Sommers, BSN, RN

Elizabeth Hartley-Sommers, BSN, RN
Clinical Data Exchange Manager
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana

 
Andrew Klaczkiewicz

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

 
Brian Levy, MD

Brian Levy, MD
VP, Global Clinical Content & Product Management
Wolters Kluwer

 
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

 
John Middleton, MD, MSc

John Middleton, MD, MSc
VP/CMIO
SCL Health

 
Melody W Mulaik, MS

Melody W Mulaik, MS
President
Coding Strategies, Inc.

 
Gerard Muro, MD, MI

Gerard Muro, MD, MI
Medical Doctor
Advanced Radiology Consultants

 
Joshua C. Rubin, JD, MBA, MPH, MPP

Joshua C. Rubin, JD, MBA, MPH, MPP
Program Officer for Learning Health System Initiatives
University of Michigan Medical School