Last October Utah-based research firm KLAS brought together executives of health IT solutions companies and provider organizations to work toward a viable measurement tool of interoperability. On Feb. 4 KLAS announced the establishment of an Interoperability Measurement Advisory Team to expand on that work.
The advisory team’s mission statement is to effect accelerated advancement in the creation, optimization, and ultimate adoption of impactful interoperability through the measurement of provider experiences. The team will provide insight into and oversight of KLAS’ efforts to measure industry progress, focused especially on provider satisfaction with the utility of exchanged information and vendor support and progress.
“Research collection for the 2016 interoperability study is already underway, targeting the experience of clinical end-users in receiving data from valued partners outside their system,” said Tim Zoph, committee chair in a prepared statement. “What an amazing opportunity we have as a newly formed advisory team to hold ourselves as providers and vendors accountable for evaluating our own progress and developing a measurement tool to ultimately ensure successful interoperability efforts,” added Zoph, former CIO at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in the Chicago area.
Here are the members of the advisory team:
Tim Zoph, Chair, Northwestern Medicine (retired)
Bob Cash, Facilitator, KLAS
Bob Barke, NextGen
Dennia Clarke, Allscripts
Peter DeVault, Epic
Darren Dworkin, Cedars-Sinai Health System
John Glaser, Cerner
Edward Glynn, MD, HCA Healthcare
John Halamka, MD, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Stan Huff, MD, Intermountain Healthcare
Howard Landa, MD, Alameda Health System
Dan Nigrin, MD, Boston Children’s Hospital
Brian Patty, MD, Rush University Medical Center
Shantanu Pau, Greenway
Donna Roach, Via Christi Health - Ascension
Bob Robke, Cerner
Doran Robinson, athenahealth
Hoda Sayed-Friel, MEDITECH
Nimesh Shah, McKesson
Steve Starkey, MEDHOST
Micky Tripathi, Massachusetts eHealth Collaborative
Helen Waters, MEDITECH
Jon Zimmerman, GE Healthcare
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