Interoperability & Health Information Exchange Committee

Purpose

The HIMSS Interoperability & HIE Committee focuses on advancing standards-based interoperability and emerging health information technologies that lead to impactful health information exchange (HIE).

As the healthcare landscape evolves, interoperability is a key driver towards achieving secure and accessible information, as well as realizing lower-cost and higher quality care.

Join us as we support HIMSS thought leadership activities on global and national levels, and contribute to HIMSS advocacy and policy efforts around interoperability and HIE.

Goals

  • Provide and inform HIMSS thought leadership on standards-based interoperability, HIE and blockchain-related areas.
  • Develop and promote education and awareness campaigns around relevant industry efforts and best practices anchored in standards-based interoperability, HIE and blockchain.
  • Support and facilitate the growth of HIMSS volunteer and chapter engagement within standards-based interoperability, HIE and blockchain-related content.
  • Cultivate collaboration opportunities across HIMSS and with other organizations to foster the integration of functionality across the continuum of care to achieve impactful HIE.

HIMSS Interoperability Call to Action & Interoperability Initiatives Environmental Scan

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 championed by HIMSS's Interoperability & HIE Committee and informed by their work to create the Interoperability Initiatives Environmental Scan.

Access the Full Interoperability Initiatives Environmental Scan

Read the entire Call to Action here

 

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Committee Members

Herman Oosterwijk

Herman Oosterwijk, MBA, MSc
President
Otech

Chair

 
Bart Carlson

Bart Carlson
CEO and Chief Patient Advocate
Azuba Corporation

 
Allison Eagen, PT

Allison Eagen, PT
Clinical Application Analyst, ITG
Encompass Health Corporation

 
Davera Gabriel, RN

Davera Gabriel, RN
Senior Terminologist
Johns Hopkins Institute for Clinical and Translational Research

 
Jonathan Howell, CPHIMS

Jonathan Howell, CPHIMS
HIT Director and Privacy Officer
San Francisco Community Clinic Consortium

 
Gail Kocher, MPA

Gail Kocher, MPA
Director, National Standards
Blue Cross Blue Shield Association

 
Steven Lane

Steven Lane, MD, MPH, FAAFP
Clinical Informatics Director, Privacy, Information Security & Interoperability
Sutter Health

 
Paul Matthews

Paul Matthews
Chief Technology Officer
OCHIN

 
Chrissa McFarlane

Chrissa McFarlane
Founder
Patientory

 
Laurie McGraw

Laurie McGraw
Senior Vice President – Health Solutions
American Medical Association

 
Holly Miller, MD, MBA, FHIMSS

Holly Miller, MD, MBA, FHIMSS
Chief Medical Officer
MedAllies, Inc.

 
Michael Nusbaum

Michael Nusbaum, BASc, MHSA, FHIMSS
President
M. H. Nusbaum & Associates Ltd.

 
Allison Viola

Allison Viola
Director
Guidehouse

 

Purpose

HIMSS HIE Non-Profit Partners enjoy an exclusive membership and a unique role within the I&HIE Community. 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

Mishka Glaser
Specialist Leader
Deloitte Consulting LLP

Leslie Kelly Hall
Consulting Executive
Healthwise

Purpose

Volunteers on this HIMSS Task Force will explore and educate the healthcare community on the practical applications of blockchain and distributed ledger technologies within the healthcare setting. Members of this group are tasked with (1) highlighting real-word examples of the technology’s use, (2) creating resources to better understand the technology and considerations for implementation and (3) sharing subject matter expertise on the various use cases to which the technology can be applied. Review the Blockchain in Healthcare Guide for more information. 

 

Chair

David Houlding, MSc, CISSP, CIPP
Principal Healthcare Program Manager, Microsoft
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Co-chair

Heather Flannery
Health Circle Global Lead, ConsenSys
Co-founder, Blockchain in Healthcare Global, IEEE ISTO
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In December 2016, HIMSS co-founded the Xcertia initiative with the American Medical Association(AMA), American Heart Association (AHA), and DHX Group. Xcertia aimed to develop a framework of guidelines to promote safe and effective mobile health apps for healthcare. Two generations of guidelines, most recently published in 2019, focused on the topics of privacy, security, content, usability, and operability.

While the original effort has evolved since its inception, HIMSS continues the critical work of  developing these mobile app guidelines with the support of the other founders. More information will be shared about our plans to guide the development of mobile apps that can positively inform health and care. For information to get involved, email interop@himss.org

View the 2019 Guidelines

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 via virtual Roundtables that demonstrate how standards can help further the patient’s story and benefit stakeholders from across the healthcare system.

As of 2019, the Health Story Project has combined efforts with the HIMSS Interoperability & HIE Community to provide Roundtable educations. Learn more about the Health Story Project here.

Co-Chairs

Lisa Nelson, MS, MBA
Principal Informaticist
MaxMD

Laura Bryan
MS, CHDS, AHDI-F
Vice President
MedEDocs
 

Purpose

Volunteers on this HIMSS Task Force explore the opportunities that exist in the meaningful integration of social determinants of health (SDOH) data to properly inform care delivery and improve individual and population health. Members of this group seek to provide expert guidance to drive SDOH-related efforts in healthcare information and technology forward, specifically anchored in standardization, implementation, and policy development. 

Jacob Reider, CEO, Alliance for Better Health

Chair

Jacob Reider, MD

CEO, Alliance for Better Health

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Cathryn Crookston, VP of Sales, NowPow

Co-chair

Cathryn Crookston, RN, BSN

Vice President of Sales, NowPow

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