AEGIS Engages with ONC FHIR Task Force

AEGIS is participating in the HHS Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) Payer + Provider (P2) FHIR Task Force which launched earlier this year. ONC is bringing together a group of highly-motivated payers, health information technology and healthcare organizations to collaborate on a focused effort to accelerate development of joint FHIR APIs, and to iterate on the improvements of the specifications to reduce variability in industry implementation. The Task Force is comprised of half a dozen Tiger Teams. The testing and conformance Tiger Team is being co-lead by Sandy Vance, AEGIS’ Director of Healthcare Interoperability. Through our participation, we are applying our experience with information exchange standards compliance testing tools and processes, in particular our Touchstone FHIR testing platform.

ONC has invited AEGIS President Michael Callihan to serve on the Executive Steering Committee for the Task Force as part of a distinguished group of leaders from across the healthcare and technology industries including:

Dr. Donald Rucker, National Coordinator, ONC
Jim Petrassi, CTO, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
Rich Cullen, Executive Director, Blue Cross Blue Shield Association
Harley Green, Vice President and Chief Technologist, Humana
Lee Barrett, Executive Director, EHNAC
Linda Fischetti, Technical Director, MITRE Health Technical Center
Anupam Goel, Chief Health Information Officer, United Healthcare
Ashok Chennuru, Vice President, Anthem Enterprise Information Architecture and Health IT
Joe Dunsmore, Deputy Chief Information Officer, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama
Rob Klootwyk, Director, Epic Interoperability
Andrew James Statler, Director, Cerner
Wendy Courturier, FHIR Product Manager, Michigan Health Information Network Shared Services (MiHIN)
Alix Goss, Vice President, IMRADO
Julie Maas, Founder and CEO, EMRDirect
Weston Blakeslee, Director of Clinical Pharmacology, RxRevu

The inaugural meeting of the Executive Steering Committee will occur November 28, 2018 in Washington, DC in coordination with the ONC Annual Meeting.


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