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News Release

February 05, 2016
Contact: Joshua Schneck

KLAS & Interoperability Measurement Advisory Team hold inaugural meeting

Advisory team determines mission statement and next steps to measure interoperability progress

Aiming to continue and expand the output of the Keystone Summit, the newly established Interoperability Measurement Advisory Team will drive improvement through ongoing measurement of interoperability. Goals for the team include research tool oversight and adaptation, communication of efforts and progress, and advocacy for appropriate measurement standards.

This effort is supported by the freshly inked advisory team mission statement, which is “To effect accelerated advancement in the creation, optimization, and ultimate adoption of impactful interoperability through the measurement of provider experiences. The team will provide insight into and oversight of KLAS’ efforts to measure industry progress, focused especially on provider satisfaction with the utility of exchanged information and vendor support and progress.”

“Research collection for the 2016 interoperability study is already underway, targeting the experience of clinical end-users in receiving data from valued partners outside their system,” said Tim Zoph, committee chair. “What an amazing opportunity we have as a newly formed advisory team to hold ourselves as providers and vendors accountable for evaluating our own progress and developing a measurement tool to ultimately ensure successful interoperability efforts.”

The creation of the advisory team stems from the 2015 KLAS Keystone Summit, where a group of healthcare providers and EMR vendors came together to consider and ultimately recommend a process for measuring the impact of interoperability efforts. The following members represent a unique gathering of cross-industry leaders working together to strengthen collaboration toward interoperability:


Tim Zoph, Chair                      Northwestern Medicine (retired)

Bob Cash, Facilitator               KLAS  

Bob Barker                              NextGen

Dennia Clarke                         Allscripts

Peter DeVault                          Epic

Darren Dworkin                       Cedars-Sinai Health System

John Glaser                             Cerner

Edward Glynn, MD                  HCA Healthcare

John Halamka, MD                  Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Stan Huff, MD                          Intermountain Healthcare

Howard Landa , MD                Alameda Health System

Dan Nigrin, MD                        Boston Children’s Hospital

Brian Patty, MD                       Rush University Medical Center

Shantanu Paul                        Greenway

Donna Roach                          Via Christi Health - Ascension

Bob Robke                              Cerner

Doran Robinson                      athenahealth

Hoda Sayed-Friel                    MEDITECH

Nimesh Shah                          McKesson

Steve Starkey                         MEDHOST

Micky Tripathi                          Massachusetts eHealth Collaborative

Helen Waters                          MEDITECH

Jon Zimmerman                      GE Healthcare

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