Policy Workgroup

The Policy Workgroup develops Carequality’s policy around the optionality of the patient authorization structure, authorization as it pertains to the non-discrimination principle, and the scope of authorization in patient discovery transactions. The workgroup’s members represent a diverse collection of the various stakeholders affected by patient authorization policies.

Patient Authorization Policy Workgroup Members:

Name Organization
Lori Beckmann Sutter Health
India Brim Surescripts
Shelley Brown San Diego Healthconnect
Jennifer Broxmeyer athenahealth
Peter DeVault Epic
Daniel Fischer athenahealth
Anne Kimbol HIE Texas
Suzannah Lipscomb Georgia Dept. of Community Health
Darren Mann Intermountain Healthcare
Tom Morgan NHS Human Services
Jay Nakashima DaVita
Dan O’Mahoney NorthShore University Health System
AJ Peterson Netsmart
Marty Prahl Social Security Administration
Scott Stuewe Cerner
Kristen Valdes b.well

The Policy develops Carequality’s policy around the optionality of the patient authorization structure, authorization as it pertains to the non-discrimination principle, and the scope of authorization in patient discovery transactions.

Draft conclusions reached by the Policy Workgroup can be found in this here. These conclusions will be reflected in proposed updates to the Query-Based Document Exchange section of the Implementation Guide. The latest draft of the Implementation Guide can be found here.