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Walter G. Suarez

Executive Director of Health Information Technology Strategy and Policy

Kaiser Permanente

Direct Phone: (301) ***-****direct phone

Email: w***@***.org

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Kaiser Permanente

One Kaiser Plaza 22Nd Floor

Oakland, California,94612

United States

Company Description

Kaiser Permanente is committed to helping shape the future of health care. We are recognized as one of America's leading health care providers and not-for-profit health plans. Founded in 1945, our mission is to provide high-quality, affordable health care serv...more

Background Information

Employment History

President and Chief Executive Officer

Research Corporation


Chairman

National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics (NCVHS) - www.ncvhs.hhs.gov


Affiliations

Public Health Data Standards Consortium

President


HIT

Member


WEDI

Board Member


AMA-IEEE

Committee Member


EMBS

Committee Member


National Association of State Medicaid

Board Member


Technical Advisory Panel of the Health Information Security and Privacy Collaborative

Member


Expert Panel

Member


Electronic Data Interchange

Member of the National Uniform Claims Committee


American National Standards Institute

Member


National Association of Health Data Organizations

Member


Association for Health Services Research

Member


X12N Subcommittee

Member


Minnesota Population Health Assessment Workgroup

Member


Minnesota Administrative Uniformity Committee

Member


National CAHPS Benchmarking Database

Advisory Group Member


Minnesota Eliminating Health Disparities Initiative

Board Member


Minnesota Office of Minority

Board Member


Multicultural Health Advisory Committee

Board Member


JPHIT

Member of the Executive Board


ISO TC215 Health

Member


ASC X12

Member


HHS

Position, Prestigious National Committee On Vital and Health Statistics


HL7 Inc

Active Member


Midwest Center for HIPAA Education

President and Chief Executive Officer


Education

M.D. degree

Colombian School of Medicine


MD

Data Institute


MPH


MPH

Institute for HIPAA/HIT Education and Research


Master

Public Health

Tulane University


Web References(95 Total References)


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Dr. Walter Suárez
Director of Health IT Strategy for Kaiser Permanente


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Walter G. Suarez
Walter G. Suarez Walter G. Suarez Executive Director, Health IT Strategy and Policy Dr. Suarez is a physician and a public health and medical information systems specialist, and the Executive Director of Health IT Strategy and Policy for Kaiser Permanente, where he is responsible for facilitating the development of Kaiser Permanente's internal and external Health IT-related policy positions and providing national and international policy input on health IT-related domains, including standards for electronic health records and health administrative processes, information technology architectures, clinical models, privacy and security, and health information exchanges on behalf of Kaiser Permanente. Before joining Kaiser, Dr. Suarez was the President and CEO of the Institute for HIPAA/HIT Education and Research. Prior to this he was the CEO of the Midwest Center for HIPAA Education and before that the Executive Director and CEO of the Minnesota Health Data Institute. He also worked for the Minnesota Department of Health. In 2009, Dr. Suarez was appointed by the US Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) to serve in the prestigious National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics (NCVHS), the oldest advisory committee to HHS. Between 2009 and 2014, he served as co-chair of the Standards Sub-Committee and member of the Population Health and the Privacy and Security Sub-Committees. In 2015 Dr. Suarez was appointed the Chair of NCVHS, the first Hispanic Physician to serve in this position. Dr. Suarez is also a past member of the Health IT Standards Committee (HITSC) of the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC), and co-chaired the HITSC Privacy and Security Workgroup. Dr. Suarez is also an active member of several national and international organizations, including Founding President and Member of the Board of Directors of the Public Health Data Standards Consortium (PHDSC); member of the Executive Board of the Joint Public Health Informatics Task Force (JPHITF); and member of several National and International Standards Development Organizations, including Health Level 7 (HL7), ASC-X12 and ISO TC215 Health. Dr. Suarez earned his medical degree from the Colombian School of Medicine and his Master in Public Health from Tulane University. He has been the recipient of numerous regional and national awards, including the Minnesota Physician's "Most Influential Health Care Leaders" in 1997 and 1998, the WEDI 2004, 2006 and 2007 Distinguished Service Award and the first recipient of WEDI's "Andrew H. Melczer" Excellence in Volunteerism Award, in 2005. In November of 2015, Dr. Suarez received the "WEDI 2015 Louis W. Sullivan Award of Excellence". The award recognizes individuals who have distinguished themselves through their leadership, vision and achievements in advancing the overall quality and efficiency of healthcare. Dr. Suarez joined a notable group of industry leaders that have received the award since 2001, which includes Dr. Sullivan, George Halvorson, former CEO of Kaiser Permanente; Michael Leavitt and Tommy Thompson, both former secretaries of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services; Newt Gingrich, founder of the Center for Health Transformation; and John Halamka, M.D. chief information officer, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School.


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Walter Suarez, Kaiser Permanente


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Dr. Walter Suarez
Kaiser Permanente Director


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