KLAS and Interoperability Measurement Advisory Team hold inaugural meeting

Feb. 4, 2016

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, M.D., HCA Healthcare
  • John Halamka, M.D., Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
  • Stan Huff, M.D., Intermountain Healthcare
  • Howard Landa, M.D., Alameda Health System
  • Dan Nigrin, M.D., Boston Children’s Hospital
  • Brian Patty, M.D., 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