July 14, 2016

Carequality Seeks Applications for Steering Committee by July 29

Committee Administering First-of-its-kind Carequality Interoperability Framework

Vienna, VA – July 14, 2016 – Carequality, a nationwide framework for trusted exchange across different health data sharing networks, is now accepting applications for its Steering Committee. The committee seeks to build a broad representation of the healthcare ecosystem to continue to develop real-world, scalable interoperability solutions. Everyone is welcome to apply by July 29, 2016.

“The Carequality Interoperability Framework is now in the operational stage,” said Dave Cassel, director of Carequality. “The Steering Committee’s priority is oversight of this first-of-its-kind production exchange of network-to-network connections under a common trusted agreement.”

With input from the Carequality Advisory Council and other stakeholders, the committee manages the work of Carequality, which includes supervising the initial roll-out of the dozen initial Implementers, adopting new use cases, and settling key decisions regarding the consensus-built Framework.

Members appointed this summer will serve September 2016 to September 2018. The Carequality Steering Committee of 14 members balances continuity with fresh perspective by rotating terms so that 50% of the seats have terms that expire each year. Past Steering Committee members have come from many stakeholder groups, including provider organizations, networks, payers, vendors, and others, including patient perspectives.

When this year’s seven open seats are filled, the committee will elect this session’s leadership. The committee is currently led by Chair Dr. Michael Hodgkins of the American Medical Association, and Vice Chair Hans Buitendijk of Cerner.

Carequality Steering Committee Applications are being accepted now through 5:00 p.m. PST on Friday, July 29, 2016. Visit the application form now for more details and to begin the application process.


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