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.
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Each quarter there will be a 90 minute HIE Community Roundtable open to all HIMSS members that choose to be a part of the HIMSS Community.
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Core Health Technologies
Gary W. Ozanich, PhD
Senior Research Fellow
Northern Kentucky University
Volunteers on this task force come from a diverse cross-disciplinary group of industry leaders working together to solicit and provide feedback on legislation and regulations impacting the area of interoperability and standards. In particular, this task force will annually review and formulate HIMSS public comment to the list of what ONC considers the best available standard(s) and implementation specification(s) for many clinical health data interoperability purposes.
Russell Leftwich, MD, FAAAAI, FCCP
Senior Clinical Advisor, Interoperability
HIMSS volunteers work to promote in-depth looks at specific HIE and health IT organizations, featuring success stories, lessons learned and best practices and turning information into essential tools and literature for the industry. Learn more from the health IT experts in our HIE inPractice Features and Blogs.
Anne Marie Robertson
Director of Operations
Coastal Connect Health Information Exchange (CCHIE)
This workgroup’s purpose is to maintain and develop the Fourth Edition of the HIMSS Dictionary of Healthcare Information Technology Terms, Acronyms and Organizations.
This valuable resource provides:
Christine Hudak, PhD, CPHIMS, FHIMS
Professor, Health Informatics
Kent State University
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.
Vice President, Technology