Areas of Expertise
Health IT Policy
I have worked in the federal health IT policy space for the last 12 years.
Health IT Standards
I was one of the original contributors to the ASTM Continuity of Care Record (CCR) standards and was an editor of the original HL7 Continuity of Care Document (CCD).
Primary Care and Physician Adoption
My career has been focused on the adoption of health IT within primary care. At the AAFP, I have worked to drive the adoption of health IT within our membership of family physicians.
- Health Sectors
- Digital Health, Health IT, Healthcare Delivery
Director, Alliance for eHealth Innovation
American Academy of Family Physicians | April 2014 - Current
With nearly 80 percent of our family physician members now using electronic health records (EHRs) in their practices, it’s time for the AAFP to increase its focus on helping family physicians to optimize their EHR investments so that they can achieve the triple aim of improving population health, enhancing the patient experience and reducing health care costs. For these reason, the new focus will be on the sociotechnical systems needs to support family physicians and their teams to achieve the triple aim. Including this new focus is the change of the new of the Center for Health IT to the Alliance for eHealth Innovation.
New Health Networks | December 2012 - Current
The research that lead to The CURE Project will reshape and greatly improve, the current generation of health IT systems, especially those that capture, update, report and exchange (CURE) health information. The What, Why and How are at: www.TheCUREProject.org.
National Integration Academy Council (NIAC) | December 2011 - Current
To advance the field of integration, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) created the Academy for Integrating Behavioral Health and Primary Care. The Academy is to serve as a national resource and coordinating center for those interested in behavioral health and primary care integration. AHRQ’s vision for the Academy is to support the collection, analysis, synthesis, and dissemination of actionable information that is useful to providers, policymakers, investigators, and consumers.
Vice-chair, E31 Health Informatics Committee
ASTM International | December 2008 - Current
I volunteer as a vice-chair to this committee, which is responsible for the development of health care IT standards for data capture, management, security, and privacy