Putting It All Together: Electronic Health Record Interoperability

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JHU Federal Government Affinity

The Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) for Health Information Technology has a vision that an electronic exchange of health information among clinicians, health facilities, and patients should be widely available within 10 years. The Department of Defense just procured a multibillion dollar electronic health record (EHR) that it professes should be fully interoperable with the VA and the private sector once it has been fully implemented. But just how realistic are these claims? How can we achieve interoperable health information on a global scale?

Topics to be covered include the ONC Interoperability Roadmap, DoD/VA Interoperability, and Blue Button On FHIR and the panel will discuss:

  • the benefits - smarter spending, improved healthcare quality and better patient outcomes)
  • the approach - alignment, implementation, standards, guidance, policies, business practices, and technical solutions
  • the challenges - laws, cultural differences, security, privacy, data provenance, and disparate products and services

This event is Part II in a three-part educational panel discussion series to discuss Digital Healthcare.


Mark Scrimshire
HHS Entrepreneur in Residence


Lauren Thompson, SES
Director DoD/VA Interagency Program Office


Steven Posnack, M.S., M.H.S. SPH '06
Director, Office of Standards and Technology
Office of the National Coordinator (ONC)
for Health Information Technology 

Aimee Scanlon
Program Manager,
Defense Medical Information Exchange


Aaron Seib
CEO of the National Association for Trusted Exchange (NATE)


Dan Kazzaz
CEO at Secure Exchange Solutions



Michael Kellenbenz
Senior Manager - Healthcare Administration and Information Technology
Grant Thornton