Nationwide Health Information Network (NHIN) Workforce Study: Final Report. Acknowledgements

09/19/2007

We wish to acknowledge the project officer for this study:

Suzie Burke-Bebee, MSIS, MS, RN
Senior Health Informatician
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation
Office of the Secretary
Department of Health and Human Services

The following people contributed to this report as members of technical expert panels or through individual consultations. We appreciate their time and effort in providing feedback and insight into this study. Douglas A. Abel, MBA, Vice President, Chief Information Officer, Anne Arundel Medical System, Annapolis, MD
Gregory Almond, MD, MPH, Chairman, Emergency Medicine, New York Medical College, New York, NY
Gail Arnett, Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society, Electronic Health Records Vendor Association (EHRVA), Chicago, IL
Peter Basch, MD, Medical Director, eHealth, MedStar Health, Washington, DC
Jacki Bebb, Special Projects Coordinator and Medical Records Administration Specialist, Health Data Informatics, Veterans Health Affairs, Office of Information, Department of Veterans Affairs, Washington, DC
A. John Blair III, MD, President, Chief Executive Officer, Taconic IPA, Fishkill, NY
Meryl Bloomrosen, Associate Vice President, American Medical Informatics Association, Bethesda, MD
Don E. Detmer, MD, MA, President, Chief Executive Officer, American Medical Informatics Association, Bethesda, MD
Claire Dixon-Lee, PhD, Vice President, Education and Accreditation, American Health Information Management Association, Chicago, IL
Sharon Donnelly, MS, Healthcare Redesign, Health Insight, Salt Lake City, Utah
Thomas M. Fritz, MA, MPH, Chief Executive Officer, Inland Northwest Health Services, Spokane, WA
David Gans, MSHA, Vice President, Practice Managment Resources, Medical Group Management Association, Englewood, CO
LCDR Ron Gimbel, PhD, Assistant Professor, Interim Executive Director, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, MD
Lori L. Hack, MBA, Director, Government Relations and Policy, California Regional Health Information Organization, San Francisco, CA
John Hansmann, MSIE, Region Manager, Management Engineering, Intermountain Healthcare, Salt Lake City, Utah
James Hereford, MD, MSc, Executive Vice President, Strategic Services and Quality, Group Health Cooperative of Puget Sound, Seattle, WA
Ronda Hughes, PhD, MHS, RN, Senior Health Scientist, Center for Primary Care, Prevention and Clinical Partnerships, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Department of Health and Human Services, Rockville, MD
Kendall D. Hunter, MPP, MBA, Chief Administrative Officer, Mid-Atlantic States, Kaiser Permanente, Rockville, MD
Liesa Jenkins, MA, Executive Director, CareSpark, Kingsport, TN
Stasia Kahn, MD, Vice President, Northern Illinois Physicians for Connectivity, Glen Ellyn, IL
Gina King, MPP, Healthcare Industry Lead, Business Relations Group, Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor, Washington, DC
Linda Kloss, MA, Chief Executive Officer, American Health Information Management Association, Chicago, IL
Thomas M. Leary, Director of Federal Affairs, Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society, Chicago, IL
Mark Leavitt, MD, PhD, Chairman, Certification Commission for Health Information Technology, Chicago, IL
Stephen R. Levinson, MD, ASA, LLC, Easton, CT
David McCallie Jr., MD, Vice President, Medical Informatics, Cerner Corporation, Kansas City, MO
Rick MacCornack, PhD, Chief Systems Integration Officer, Northwest Physicians Network, Tacoma, WA
Jay McCutcheon, MBA, Principal, Health Network Systems, Michiana Health Information Network, South Bend, IN
Blackford Middleton, MD, MPH, MSc, Corporate Director, Clinical Informatics Research and Development, Partners Healthcare Systems, Chairman, Center for IT Leadership, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
Michael Millman, PhD, MPH, Director, Research and Data Policy Group, Office of Planning and Evaluation, Health Resources and Services Administration, Department of Health and Human Services, Rockville, MD
James R. Morrow, MD, Vice President, Chief Information Officer, North Fulton Family Medicine, Cummings, GA
Nancy Nelson, RN, CMPE, Chief Administration Officer, Cardiology of Tulsa Incorporated, Tulsa, OK
Angela Nicholas, MD, Vice President, Chief Information Officer, Information Technology, Susquehanna Health, Williamsport, PA
Elaine Olson, CMT, Executive Director, Medical Transcription Industry Association, Chicago, IL
Will Ross, Project Manager, Mendocino Informatics, Ukiah, CA
Jan Root, PhD, Assistant Executive Director, Utah Health Information Network, Salt Lake City, UT
Timothy Schoener, Administrative Director, Information Technology, Susquehanna Health, Williamsport, PA
Carla Smith, FHIMSS, Executive Vice President, Health Information and Management Systems Society, Chicago, IL
Michael Spain, MD, MBA, Chief Executive Officer, Cardiology of Tulsa Incorporated, Tulsa, OK
Walter Suarez, MD, President, Chief Executive Officer, Institute for Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act/Health Information Technology Education and Research, Alexandria, VA
William Stead, MD, Associate Vice Chancellor, Chief Informatics Officer, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN
Captain David Taylor, MSH, RN, National Informatics Consultant, United States Public Health Service, Office of Information Technology, Indian Health Service, Department of Health and Human Services, Sylva, NC
Robert M. Tennant, MA, Senior Policy Advisor, Medical Group Management Association, Washington, DC
Jessica Townsend, MAHCA, Public Health Analyst, Health Resources and Services Administration, Department of Health and Human Services, Rockville, MD
Charlene S. Underwood, MBA, Director, Government and Industry Affairs, Siemens Medical Solutions, Malvern, PA
Phelgar Washington, MD, Washington Eye Center, Indianapolis, IN
Charles Webster, MD, MSIE, Chief Medical Informatics Officer, JMJ Technologies, Atlanta, GA

We thank the following individuals, physician practices, and health information exchanges for hosting site visits for this study:

J. Marc Overhage, MD, PhD
President, Chief Executive Officer, Indiana Health Information Exchange
Director of Medical Informatics, Regenstrief Institute
Indianapolis, IN

J. Michael Leahy, MBA
Chief Executive Officer
Oregon Community Health Information Network
Portland, OR

Marc Pierson, MD
Vice President, Clinical Information, Special Projects, and Medical Affairs Administration
Saint Joseph Hospital, Whatcom Region, Peace Health
Bellingham, WA

Denni McColm, MBA
Chief Information Officer
Citizens Memorial Healthcare
Bolivar, MO

Thomas Ehrlich, MD
Chairman, Physician Information Technology
Fairfax Family Practice
Fairfax, VA

This research project was performed for the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE), United States Department of Health and Human Services, under contract number HHSP23320045014XI and task order number HHSP233200600006T. Principal Investigator: William A. Yasnoff, MD, PhD, NHII Advisors, Arlington, VA.

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