The members of the Markle Connecting for Health Policy Subcommittee have accomplished an extraordinary task in less than a year’s time—the development of an evolving piece of work that can serve as the core of nationwide health information exchange—the policy components of the Markle Connecting for Health Common Framework for Private and Secure Health Information Exchange, published in 2006. During this time, we have been fortunate to work with respected experts in the fields of health, information technology, and privacy law, all of whom have contributed their time, energy, and expertise to a daunting enterprise. Our consultants and volunteers have worked long hours in meetings and conference calls to negotiate the intricacies of such issues as privacy, security, authentication, notification, and consent in health information exchange. We offer them our heartfelt thanks for taking on this journey with us, and look forward to the remaining work ahead.

In addition, we would like to offer special thanks to the volunteers and consultants who authored the initial drafts of this body of work—their hard work created a strong foundation upon which to focus the Subcommittee’s deliberations: Stefaan Verhulst, Clay Shirky, Peter Swire, Gerry Hinkley, Allen Briskin, Marcy Wilder, William Braithwaite, and Janlori Goldman.

Finally, we must note that none of this work would have been possible without the leadership and inspiration of our co-chairs, William Braithwaite and Mark Frisse.They have led us with steady hands and determination of spirit.

Markle Connecting for Health Policy Subcommittee


William Braithwaite, MD, eHealth Initiative, (Co-Chair)

Mark Frisse, MD, MBA, MSc, Vanderbilt Center for Better Health, (Co-Chair)

Laura Adams, Rhode Island Quality Institute

Phyllis Borzi, JD, George Washington University Medical Center

Susan Christensen,* JD, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, United States Department of Health and Human Services

Art Davidson, MD, MSHP, Denver Public Health

Mary Jo Deering,* PhD, National Cancer Institute/National Institutes of Health, United States Department of Health and Human Services

Jim Dempsey, JD, Center for Democracy and Technology

Hank Fanberg, Christus Health

Linda Fischetti,* RN, MS, Veterans Health Administration

Seth Foldy, MD, City of Milwaukee Health Department

Janlori Goldman, JD, Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons

Ken Goodman, PhD, University of Miami

John Halamka, MD, CareGroup Healthcare System

Joseph Heyman, MD, American Medical Association

Gerry Hinkley, JD, Davis, Wright, Tremaine LLP

Charles Jaffe, MD, PhD, Intel Corporation

Jim Keese, Eastman Kodak Company

Linda Kloss, RHIA, CAE, American Health Information Management Association

Gil Kuperman, MD, PhD, New York-Presbyterian Hospital

Ned McCulloch, JD, IBM Corporation

Patrick McMahon, Microsoft Corporation

Omid Moghadam, Intel Corporation

Joyce Niland, PhD, City of Hope National Medical Center
 
Louise Novotny, Communication Workers of America

Michele O'Connor, MPA, RHIA, MPI Services Initiate

Victoria Prescott, JD, Regenstrief Institute for Healthcare

Marc A. Rodwin, JD, PhD, Suffolk University Law School

Kristen B. Rosati, JD, Coppersmith Gordon Schermer Owens & Nelson PLC

Sara Rosenbaum, JD, George Washington University Medical Center

David A. Ross, ScD, Public Health Informatics Institute

Clay Shirky, New York University (Chair, Technical Subcommittee)

Don Simborg, MD, American Medical Informatics Association

Michael Skinner, Santa Barbara Care Data Exchange

Joel Slackman, BlueCross/BlueShield Association

Peter P. Swire, JD, Moritz College of Law, Ohio State University

Paul Tang, MD, Palo Alto Medical Foundation

Micky Tripathi, Massachusetts eHealth Collaborative

Cynthia Wark,* CAPT, United States Public Health Service Commissioned Corps, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, United States Department of Health and Human Services

John C. Wiesendanger, MHS, West Virginia Medical Institute/Quality Insights of Delaware/Quality Insights of Pennsylvania

Marcy Wilder, JD, Hogan & Hartson LLP

Scott Williams, MD, MPH, HealthInsight

Robert B. Williams, MD, MIS, Deloitte

Joy Wilson, National Conference of State Legislatures

Rochelle Woolley, RxHub

Amy Zimmerman-Levitan, MPH, Rhode Island State Department of Health

 

 

*Note: Federal employees participate in the Subcommittee but make no endorsement


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