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
AJ PetersonNetsmartVendors
Andrei ZudinHealth GorillaNetworks
Bryan TateCVS HealthHealthcare Provider Org
Chrissa McFarlanePatientory, Inc.Consumer-facing Technology
David MendelsonIHESDOs
Douglas FridsmaDatavent GroupHealth Information Technology
Evan CurrieBlue Cross Blue ShieldPayer / Health Plan
Grace VintonHITea With GracePatients / Consumers
Holly Miller, MDMedAlliesNetworks
Jaffer TraishFindhelpVendors
Jenny LeeMatrixCareEHR Vendors
Jim St. ClairThe Interoperability InstituteNFP Association
Joshua LambOptumPayer / Health Plan
Justin McMartinSurescriptsVendors
Larry Garber, M.D.Reliant Medical GroupPhysician Organization
Liz BuckleCommonWell Health AllianceNetworks
Marilee BensonZen Healthcare ITVendors
Marty PrahlGlobal CIVendors
Michael MarchantUC Davis HealthHealthcare Provider Org
Navi GadhiokeClinicalWorksEHR Vendors
Nihit BajajEpicVendors
Raymond DuncanCedars-Sinai Health SystemHealthcare Provider Org
Ryan SommersCommonSpirit Health (Dignity Health)Healthcare Provider Org
Sheryl TurneyElevance HealthPayer / Health Plan
Sid ThorntonIntermountain HealthcareProvider Organizations
Steve WilliamsKno2Networks
Tim PolsinelliRedox, Inc.Networks
Troy KajiContra Costa Health ServicesGovernment Agencies