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HL7 Appoints Advisory Council Members

August 29, 2008
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The HL7 (Ann Arbor, Mich.) Board of Directors has named seven new members to serve on its Advisory Council, a group of industry experts providing recommendations on organizational and stakeholder issues as well as business and financial models for HL7.

New Council members include:
  • Michael Fitzmaurice, Ph.D., senior science advisor for information technology, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
  • Harry L. Reynolds, vice president of the HIPAA and Information Compliance Office at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina
  • Helga Rippen, M.D.
  • Nina M. Schwenk, M.D., vice president of the Mayo Clinic, chair of the Information Technology Committee and consultant with General Internal Medicine
  • Jeremy Thorp, director of business requirements for NHS Connecting for Health
  • John Tooker, M.D., MBA, FACP, executive vice president and chief executive officer for the American College of Physicians
  • Charlene S. Underwood, director of Government and Industry Affairs at Siemens Medical Solutions

Founded in 1987, HL7 is a not-for-profit, ANSI-accredited standards developing organization dedicated to providing standards for interoperability that improve care delivery, optimize workflow, reduce ambiguity and enhance knowledge transfer among its stakeholders, it says.

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