Current Projects (month begun)

California Department of Public Health (9/16): In conjunction with the Public Health Informatics Institute (PHII), support for interoperability planning and operations for CAIR 2.0.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (10/14): In conjunctions with the Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists (CSTE), HLN is developing the Reportable Condition Knowledge Management System (RCKMS), clinical decision support component of the national electronic case reporting project.

New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (9/98): Project director for ongoing development and support of Citywide Immunization Registry and related systems.

New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (2/17): Project director for creation of Epi-MPI to facilitate matching of patient records across research data sets.

Oregon Health Authority, Center for Public Health Practice (3/17): Study and recommend options for a school compliance system for immunization.

Pfizer (7/17): Governance and maintenance of Open Source Immunization Calculation Engine vaccine evaluation and forecasting web service and tool.

Rhode Island Department of Health (3/02): Project director for ongoing development and support of KIDSNET integrated child health information system.

Veterans Health Administration (5/16): Project director for implementation support for ICE Open Source Immunization Forecasting software into VistA.

Selected Past Engagements

CAQH (6/12 – 12/12): Researching various provider directory information sources and data structures to inform CAQH’s Universal Provider Datasource initiative.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (9/13 – 6/17): In collaboration with the Public Health Informatics Institute, assist with Immunization Information Systems (IIS) strategic plan support, including ongoing environmental scan development, for National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases (NCIRD).

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (11/14 – 9/15): Assist with analysis of Immunization Information System policy barriers and opportunities.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (3/15 – 7/15): In conjunctions with the Association of State and Territorial Health Officers (ASTHO), HLN developed a proof-of-concept quality assurance tool for Meaningful Use syndromic surveillance data submission.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (11/13 – 11/15): In collaboration with CNI, assisted with analysis of EHR system Immunization Information System-centric certification

City and County of San Francisco Department of Public Health (6/10 – 6/11): Project director for documentation and development of client-centered data warehouse.

Delaware Health Information Network (7/12 – 1/14): Strategic consulting on HIE issues.

Illinois Office of Health Information Technology (3/12 – 6/13): Assessed OHIT’s current and future needs for its HIE to support consent policy and access control and to work together to select a technical architecture. Phase II was a software development project which created a prototype/reference implementation of the design selected in Phase I.

International Society for Disease Surveillance (9/10 – 1/11; 10/11-9/12): Project director for development of short and long-term strategy for Meaningful Use and syndromic surveillance for emergency department and urgent care settings, and for inpatient and ambulatory clinical care EHR data.

Minnesota Department of Health, Office of Health Information Technology (10/10 – 4/11): Reviewed state HIE plan and advise on technical architecture.

Minnesota Department of Health (2/13 – 7/13): Strategy and planning related to consumer/patient access to Minnesota Immunization Information Connection (MIIC).

Minnesota Department of Health, Office of Health Information Technology (6/13 – 1/14): State HIE strategic planning.

National Association of County & City Health Officials (3/14 – 6/14): Use case development for the Public Health Community Platform (PHCP) project.

New York eHealth Collaborative (2/16 – 4/16): Developed white paper making the case for payer participation in HIE.

NORC at the University of Chicago (7/10 – 10/11): Subject matter expert on Meaningful Use in Public Health project.

Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (10/09 – 9/13): Subject matter expert on State-level Health Information Exchange Cooperative Agreement Program. Worked with many states on HIE technical planning, including AL, HI, IA, LA, MN, RI, American Samoa and consortium of Southern states.

Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (8/13 – 1/14): Strategy and planning related to consumer/patient access to Immunization Information Systems.

Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (4/14): Environmental scans on HIE governance and HIE query standards.

Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (7/14 – 4/15): Supported ONC in developing an Interoperability Roadmap that outlines goals, focus areas, outcomes and milestones from FY14 to FY24.

Oklahoma State Department of Health (3/15 – 6/16): Testing and deployment support for the Oklahoma State Immunization Information System (OSIIS).

Public Health Informatics Institute (1/10): Reviewed and commented on article related to immunization information systems and HIE published by PHII.

Public Health Informatics Institute (11/11 – 8/13): Served as senior advisor on project to align immunization information systems with national health information technology directions and priorities. Assist with study of Immunization Information System-Health Information Exchange interaction. Development of white paper and issue briefs on future public health information technology capabilities.

Public Health Informatics Institute (4/16 – 6/16): Provide technical assistance to the Informatics Academy regarding online learning modules for the Immunization Information System (IIS) community.

RTI International (3/11 – 7/11): Subject matter expert on ONC-funded project to facilitate cross-border health information exchange in the Northern Midwest. Working with Minnesota.

RTI International (11/10 – 2/12): Subject matter expert on ONC-funded project to facilitate cross-border health information exchange for disaster preparedness in the Southeast and Gulf states representing Alabama and Louisiana.

San Mateo County (CA) Information Services Division (1/08 – 4/09; 11/12-3/13): Directed Applicable Client Records Search (ACRS) project focused on creating a comprehensive plan for client data consolidation and reporting.

University of California, San Diego, Beacon Community Project (12/10 – 5/12): Acting as independent reviewer of project technical direction and plans, and assisting in procurement and technical evaluation.

University of Hawai’i, Beacon Community Project (10/10 – 12/10): Acted as independent reviewer of project technical direction and plans.

University of Illinois (10/10 – 3/14): Provided technical expertise and knowledge of important technical standards and tools to Strategic Healthcare IT Advanced Research Projects on Security (SHARPS); extension of IL HIE consent policy prototype.

University of Pennsylvania (11/07): Conducted an information technology organizational review for the Division of Facilities and Real Estate Services.

Utah Department of Health (11/06 – 12/06): Led a detailed assessment of the Utah State Immunization Information System (USIIS).

Vermont Department of Health (4/08): Conducted information technology organizational review.

Vermont Information Technology Leaders, Inc. (11/05 – 7/09): Variety of projects related to State chronic disease management systems and health information exchange planning and management, including organizational review (4/08).

Washington State Department of Health (6/06 – 7/06): Led project to train staff on person matching system concepts, and to develop plan to integrate matching software into existing systems.