Advisory Council

The purpose of the Advisory Council is to inform the work of Carequality through its representation of broad constituent groups and a diverse array of perspectives. The Advisory Council is responsible for representing a broad spectrum of healthcare stakeholders to inform the Steering Committee’s decisions about the Carequality interoperability framework. The Council serves a valuable role in assuring the broadest set of interests are reflected in Carequality’s work.

The Advisory Council is constituted to ensure representation for a number of stakeholder groups, with additional subject matter experts from multiple domains providing input as well.

Specifically, the Council’s responsibilities include:

  • Reviewing and revising draft deliverables and proposed final deliverables that will be presented to the Steering Committee for approval.
  • Providing input on the work products at specific milestones in the development process.
  • Making recommendations to the Steering Committee regarding approval of implementation guides and other work products.
  • Providing input to the Steering Committee on prioritizing proposed use cases.

 The following individuals are members of the Advisory Council:

Member NameOrganizationStakeholder Group Represented
Janine AkersDataFile TechnologiesOther Vendors
Jeffrey AndersonVeteran's Health AdministrationGovernment Agencies
Jas AwlaMIBOther Networks
Matt BeckerEpicEHR Vendors
Therasa BellKno2Other Networks
Sagnik BhattacharyaPatientPingOther Vendors
Paula BraunCDCPublic Health
Brian ClayUC San DiegoProvider Organizations
Doc DevoreMatrixCareEHR Vendors
Navi GadhiokeClinicalWorksEHR Vendors
Dr. Larry GarberReliant Medical GroupPhysician Organization
Stacy GillMIBOther Networks
George GoochTexas Health Services Authority/HIE TexasHealth Information Exchanges
Shannah KossLivPact, inc.Patients
Michael MarchantUC Davis HealthHealthcare Provider Org
Dr. David MendelsonIHEStandards Development Organizations
James MurrayCVS HealthOther Healthcare Settings
Josh ParkerathenahealthEHR Vendors
Derek PlanskyHealtHIE NevadaHealth Information Exchanges
Marty Prahl Social Security AdministrationGovernment Agencies
Matthew SchullerBlue Cross Blue Shield AssociationPayers
Seth Selkow, **
Kaiser PermanenteProvider Organizations
Amit Shah GuideWell / Florida BlueHealth Plans
Ryan StewartCommonSpirit Health (Dignity Health)Healthcare Provider Org
Scott StueweDirectTrustStandards Development Organization
Sidney ThorntonIntermountain HealthcareProvider Organization
Katherine ThorpeSurescriptsOther Networks
Chris VoigtPriviaHealthPhysician Organization
Dan WerlinNextGen HealthcareEHR Vendors
Debi WillispatientlinkRepresentative of Patients