Elliot Sloane, PhD, FHIMSS is a co-founder of the Foundation for Living, Wellness and Health (FLWH), and the former Center for Healthcare Information Research and Policy (CHIRP), in Osprey, FL. He has been a board member for HIMSS chapters in FL and PA, is the Emeritus Co-Chair of the Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise (IHE) International global electronic health record and medical device interoperability standards body, he is on the IHE USA Board of Directors, and is a co-founder of the IHE Patient Care Device Domain. He conducts related graduate courses and research at South University and Villanova University, and actively presents related papers and panels at professional and academic conferences around the globe.
Dr. Sloane has spent over four decades in a dual career spanning IT and biomedical engineering to improve healthcare and patient safety. Prior to academia and non-profit agency leadership, he had 25 years of executive experience at ECRI Institute and MEDIQ/PRN Life Support Services, with responsibilities for patient safety, medical device, drug, and IT industries. Since then, he has spent over fifteen years at Drexel, South, and Villanova Universities in related academic research and teaching areas, and has published well over one hundred and fifty peer-reviewed papers and conference presentations worldwide.
In 2008, Dr. Sloan founded the non-profit Center for Healthcare Information Research and Policy (CHIRP), and subsequently, in 2017 he launched the Foundation for Living, Wellness, and Health. Both are devoted to ensuring medical and information technologies are efficient, effective, patient-centric, safe, and secure. As President of CHIRP and FLWH, Dr. Sloane has assisted the US Government, the World Health Organization, and national, state and private healthcare agencies develop and improve their EHR, HIE, HISP and medical device interoperability, safety, security and technology management policies, programs, and standards.
Dr. Sloane is active on many HIMSS, AAMI, ACCE, and IEEE committees in addition to his IHE leadership roles. His HIMSS activities continue to Federal and Florida HIT Advocacy and Legislative Review projects, Professional Development, Professional Certification, Local, Regional, and National Conference Education Programs, Regional and National HIE planning and collaboration, mHealth/PCHA standards, and both medical device and EHR Security and Privacy standards, threats, and compliance. He has been certified by HIMSS to teach the CPHIMS and CAHIMS Review Courses, and he also had a leadership role in the creation of the CAHIMS program. In addition to his dedicated service to the HIMSS community, Sloane is an active member in the Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI), the American College of Clinical Engineering (ACCE), and the Institute for Electrical and Electronic and Engineers (IEEE). Sloane is also an elected Fellow of AIMBE, ACCE, and HIMSS, an IEEE Life Member, and a Certified Clinical Engineer. He has served as president and officer of many professional societies, and he has received several awards for his contributions.