The working groups in the three regions of the Markle Connecting for Health prototype and the Technical Subcommittee have worked for over two years to create a prototype of a decentralized, standards-based, and privacy-protecting architecture for the exchange of health records. During that time, we have been fortunate to work with respected experts in the fields of health and information technology, all of whom have contributed their time, energy, and expertise to the transition from a basic set of principles to a working prototype. Our consultants and volunteers have worked long hours in meetings and conference calls to negotiate high-level questions of architectural design and low-level details of particular technical protocols. 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 working groups who took the conceptual technical model and instantiated it as running code: for the Massachusetts test, John Halamka, Greg DeBor, Gail Fournier, Vinod Muralidhar, and John Calladine; for the Indiana test, J. Marc Overhage, Clement McDonald, Lonnie Blevins, and Andrew Martin; and for the California test, Will Ross and Don Grodecki.
Finally, we must note that none of this work would have been possible without the leadership and inspiration of Clay Shirky, who encouraged us to turn theory into practice, and whose unmatched skills at navigating and then capturing each progressive phase of our work over the last two years allowed us to do so.
Clay Shirky, New York University, (Chair)
Laura Adams, Rhode Island Quality Institute
Steve Adams, RMD Networks
William Braithwaite, MD, eHealth Initiative, (Co-Chair, Policy Subcommittee)
Deleys Brandman, First Consulting Group
Bryan Breen, Cisco Systems, Inc.
Sophia Chang, MD, MPH, California HealthCare Foundation
Art Davidson, MD, MSPH, Denver Public Health
Didi Davis, Eclipsys, Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society, and Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise
Greg DeBor, Computer Sciences Corporation
Lyman Dennis, Partnership HealthPlan of California, Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society, and Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise
George Eisenberger, IBM Corporation
David A. Epstein, IBM Software Group
Linda Fischetti,* RN, MS, Veterans Health Administration
Mark Frisse, MD, MBA, MSc, Vanderbilt Center for Better Health (Co-Chair, Policy Subcommittee)
Don Grodecki, Browsersoft, Inc.
John Halamka, MD, CareGroup Healthcare System
Bob Hedgcock, Wisconsin Health Information Exchange
Noreen Hurley, Tufts Health Plan
Charles Jaffe, MD, PhD, Intel Corporation
Timothy Kenney, GE Healthcare
Josh Lemieux, Omnimedix Institute
J.P. Little, RxHub
Christopher Lindop, Eastman Kodak Company
David Lubinski, Microsoft Corporation
Janet Marchibroda, eHealth Initiative
Gregory Andre Marinkovich,* MD, FAAP LTC, Marine Corps, Office of Secretary of Defense/Health Affairs
Patrick McMahon, Microsoft Corporation
Omid Moghadam, Intel Corporation
Don Mon, PhD, American Health Information Management Association
Bruno Nardone, IBM Corporation
J. Marc Overhage, MD, PhD, Indiana Health Information Exchange; Indiana University School of Medicine, Regenstrief Institute for Healthcare
George Peredy, MD, Kaiser Permanente, HealthConnect
Nick Ragouzis, Enosis Group, LLC
Rick Ratliff, SureScripts
Jere Retzer, Oregon Health and Science University
Wes Rishel, Gartner Group
Barry Rhodes,* PhD, Center for Disease Control, United States Department of Health and Human Services
Scott Schumacher, PhD, Initiate Systems, Inc.
Raymond W. Scott, Axolotl Corporation
Don Simborg, MD, American Medical Informatics Association
Geoff Smith , Meditech
Jonathan Teich, MD, PhD, Healthvision
Micky Tripathi, Massachusetts eHealth Collaborative
Charlene Underwood, Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society, EHR Vendor Association
Karen Van Hentenryck, HL-7
Jukka Valkonen, California HealthCare Foundation
Cynthia Wark,* CAPT, United States Public Health Service Commissioned Corps, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, United States Department of Health and Human Services
Jon White,* MD, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, United States Department of Health and Human Services
Scott Williams, MD, MPH, HealthInsight
Amy Zimmerman-Levitan, MPH, Rhode Island Department of Health
*Note: Federal employees participate in the Subcommittee but make no endorsement
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