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KLAS Names Interoperability Measurement Advisory Team

February 4, 2016
by David Raths
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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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