WASHINGTON, June 23, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- IBM (NYSE: IBM) VP & Chief Health Informatics Officer Dr. Anil K. Jain was appointed by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to the 25-member Health Information Technology Advisory Committee as mandated by the 21st Century Cures Act. Eight appointees of the 25-member committee are appointed by Congressional leaders, and Dr. Jain was appointed by the Senate Majority Leader.
Dr. Jain is a health information technology innovator, practicing physician, biomedical engineering and computer scientist with expertise in the fields of interoperability, building successful healthcare cloud computing platforms, and identifying ways to accelerate personalized and precision medicine through cognitive technologies.
The Health IT Advisory Committee consists of experts and leaders who will provide recommendations to the Health and Human Services National Coordinator for Health Information Technology on a policy framework to advance an interoperable health IT infrastructure.
Dr. Jain's participation in the Health IT Advisory Committee will leverage extensive experience in helping to bring 21stcentury technologies to health care systems across the country. As a health IT leader, Dr. Jain has successfully overseen the implementation of electronic health record systems. He helped create a powerful healthcare cloud computing platform as the co-founder of Explorys. At IBM Watson Health, Dr. Jain serves as an industry leader in infusing artificial intelligence technology into healthcare.
"I am thrilled at the opportunity to serve on this important Committee," said Dr. Jain. "Our stakeholders such as government, industry, physicians, and our consumers need a balanced approach to accelerate value of health IT through interoperability, transparency and usability in both traditional and cognitive health IT systems needed for 21st century conditions and their cures."
IBM has had a long-standing commitment to open standards and interoperability. We believe in a balanced approach and work with industry partners, academics, individual entrepreneurs and governments worldwide to develop open standards and conduct interoperability testing. For decades, we have been participating in hundreds of standards bodies and working groups. IBM has also helped to establish the Open SOA community, GridWise Alliance and the Health Level 7 (HL7) standard setting organization.
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