VP, Informatics, Conformance & Interoperability
The Sequoia Project
Involved with IHE for 18 years
I am currently involved with IHE International in the following roles: IHE International Board Member (2008-Present), IHE Board Operations Committee (2012-Present), IHE/HL7 Gemini Project Steering Committee (2018 – Present), IHE Testing & Tools Committee (2008 – Present), IHE Conformity Assessment Committee (2013-Present), IHE FHIR Task Force (2018-Present), IHE QRPH Planning & Technical Committees (2010-Present). I was previously involved with IHE International in the following roles: Radiology Planning and Technical Committee Member (2001 – 2003), ITI Planning Committee Co-Chair (2002 – 2006), IHE International Strategic Development Committee (2002 – 2007), IHE International Secretariat ITI, PCC, PCD, QRPH (2006 – 2009).
I have been a supporter of standards based interoperability since 1994 as a member of HL7. I was happy to learn about IHE in 2000. IHE continues to help provide interoperability specifications that many countries have adopted into their requirements for health information exchange. IHE helps provide the Lego building blocks necessary to achieve interoperability between HIT systems and medical devices across the care continuum.