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. ClairLinux Foundation Public HealthNFP 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
Mohamed ElmallahCurativePayer / Health Plan
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