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Tom Sullivan, MD: HIT Standards Committee Testimony

March 14, 2014

On Wednesday, I shared my thoughts on privacy and interoperability with the HIT Standards Committee’s Privacy and Security Workgroup. As the Chair of the U.S. Department of Commerce Healthcare Industry Committee that deals with emerging strategies for “Trusted Identities in Cyberspace” I have a front row seat, so to speak, on the issues facing the healthcare community on these topics. In essence, I expressed my belief that the nexus of privacy and interoperability surrounding identities is one of our most pressing concerns when it comes to healthcare technology.

You can read my full comments here: http://www.healthit.gov/facas/sites/faca/files/PSWG_Testimony-Tom%20Sullivan_2014-03-12.docx

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Tom Sullivan Chief Strategic Officer

Thomas E. Sullivan, M.D is a board-certified specialist in cardiology and internal medicine with over 40 years of clinical practice. He currently works for DrFirst and sees patients part-time in Massachusetts. His expertise in the application of information technology to health care has helped to create an international standard (ASTM) for the exchange of medical record information called the Continuity of Care Record (CCR). With AMA, he was founding chair of their e-Medicine Advisory Committee, worked with the Physician Consortium for Performance Improvement, represented the AMA and helped create the Physician EHR Coalition and is past chair of the AMA Council on Medical Service.

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