(Washington, DC – April 29, 2016) –  Galileo Analytics Co-Founder Anna McCollister-Slipp will provide testimony next week before the Joint Task Force on Interoperability Experience of the Office of the National Coordinator on Health IT.

The Interoperability Experience Task Force was formed earlier this year to advise both the Health IT Policy Committee and the Health IT Standards Committee on issues and potential solutions that need to be considered as the committees develop recommendations for how to promote interoperability among hospitals, clinics, EHR systems and medical devices.

The panel will feature speakers representing stakeholders impacted by both the current lack of interoperability, as well as the policies or processes that may be implemented.

The full hearing agenda is below:

10:00 a.m. Call to Order/Roll Call

  • Michelle Consolazio, Office of the National Coordinator (ONC)

10:05 a.m. Opening Remarks

  • Jitin Asnaani, co-chair
  • Anjum Khurshid, co-chair

10:10 a.m. Panel 1: Healthcare Stakeholders

  • Christina Caraballo, Get Real Health
  • Steven Lane, Sutter Health
  • Anna McCollister-Slipp, Galileo Analytics
  • Edwin Miller, Aledade

11:00 a.m. Panel 2: Health IT Stakeholders

  • Scott Stuewe, Cerner
  • Lara Sinicropi-Yao, PatientPing
  • David Yakimischak, Surescripts
  • Thomas Check, Healthix
  • John Voith, athenahealth

11:50 p.m. Panel 3: Federal and State Stakeholders

  • Art Davidson, Denver Center for Public Health Preparedness
  • Robert Calco, Apex Data Solutions
  • John Kansky, Indiana Health Information Exchange
  • Daniella Meeker, PCORnet

12:50 p.m. Closing Remarks

  • Jitin Asnaani, co-chair
  • Anjum Khurshid, co-chair

12:55 p.m. Public Comment

1:00 p.m. Adjourn

Panel Questions:

  • What are the top interoperability challenges that you have faced?
  • What solutions have you identified to overcome these challenges in order to share clinical information with other organizations/physicians in a timely fashion?

For more information about the Joint Task Force on Interoperability Experience and the hearings scheduled for Friday, May 6, See below

Joint Task Force on Interoperability Experience

Friday May 6, 2016 Hearing of the Joint Interoperability Experience Task Force



About Admin

Anna McCollister-Slipp is co-founder of Galileo Analytics, a Visual Data Exploration and advanced data analytics company focused on democratizing access to and understanding of complex health data. In addition, she is the Chief Advocate for Participatory Research at the Scripps Translational Science Institute, where she is charged with bringing the expertise of patients, caregivers and community physicians into the design of health research. Anna’s passion for innovation in health data research is rooted in her personal experiences living with type 1 diabetes. As an entrepreneur and advocate, she speaks frequently about the promise of digital health, the imperative for patient data access and the need for improved outcomes measures for chronic disease. Anna serves on a number of government and private committees and boards aimed at promoting innovative ways to better understand, manage and treat complex health conditions, such as diabetes.

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