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Dr. Walter G. Suarez

President

Institute of HIPAA/HIT Education & Research

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Institute of HIPAA/HIT Education & Research

Background Information

Employment History

Executive Director of Health Information Technology Strategy and Policy

Kaiser Permanente

Chairman

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

Chief Executive Officer

Midwest Center for HIPAA Education

Contributor

Healthcare Infomatics

Various Senior Policy Positions

Minnesota Department of Health

Affiliations

Founding Member
Public Health Data Standards Consortium

Committee Member
EMBS

Board Member
National Association of State Medicaid

Member
Technical Advisory Panel of the Health Information Security and Privacy Collaborative

Member
Expert Panel

Member of the National Uniform Claims Committee
Electronic Data Interchange

Member
American National Standards Institute

Member
National Association of Health Data Organizations

Member
X12N Subcommittee

Member
Minnesota Population Health Assessment Workgroup

Member
Minnesota Administrative Uniformity Committee

Board Member
Minnesota Eliminating Health Disparities Initiative

Board Member
Minnesota Office of Minority

Board Member
Multicultural Health Advisory Committee

Member of the Executive Board
JPHIT

Member
ISO TC215 Health

Member
ASC X12

Position, Prestigious National Committee On Vital and Health Statistics
HHS

Active Member
HL7 Inc

Moderator
Midwest Center for HIPAA Education

Board Member
WEDI

Committee Member
AMA-IEEE

Member
Association for Health Services Research

Advisory Group Member
National CAHPS Benchmarking Database

Member
HIT Standards Committee of ONC

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

medical degree

Colombian School of Medicine

Web References (89 Total References)


Governance of the Public Health Data Standards Consortium

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Walter Suarez, MD, MPH Institute of HIPAA/HIT Education & Research President
Dr. Suarez is President and CEO of the Institute for HIPAA/HIT Education and Research, a Virginia-based health care consulting company that provides project management, technical and policy analysis and project/program evaluation services in the areas of health IT adoption, health information exchange (HIE), public health data standards, health disparities, quality measurement, health information privacy and security standards. The company also provides consulting services regarding HIPAA standards, including Transactions and Code Sets (TCS) and the National Provider Identifier (NPI). Dr. Suarez is a Founding Member of the Public Health Data Standards Consortium; a member of the Board of Directors of the Health Information Technology Standards Panel (HITSP); a member of the Technical Advisory Panel of the Health Information Security and Privacy Collaborative (HISPC); and a member of the Expert Panel - Privacy Domain of the Certification Commission for Health Information Technology (CCHIT). He is also a member of the National Uniform Claims Committee and the Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange (WEDI).


General Information about the Public Health Data Standards Consortium

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Dr. Walter Suarez, Institute of HIPAA/HIT Education and Research


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Walter G. Suarez

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Walter G. Suarez
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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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Prominent health IT and policy leader, Walter G. Suarez, MD, MPH, receives the prestigious accolade for his influential role in the industry WEDI logo

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I am deeply honored and very grateful and humbled to receive this prestigious award from WEDI - both for what it represents, but especially for the person it is named after," said Dr. Suarez
RESTON, Va. (PRWEB) November 09, 2015
The Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange (WEDI), the nation's leading authority on the use of health IT to create efficiencies in healthcare information exchange, announces the 2015 recipient of its 2015 Sullivan Award. Walter G. Suarez, MD, MPH, Executive Director of Health IT Strategy and Policy of Kaiser Permanente was presented the award at WEDI-Con 2015 in Reston, Va. on Wednesday, October 28. Chosen by the WEDI Board of Directors, this award recognizes Suarez's continuing efforts in advancing the efficiency of healthcare.
"I am deeply honored and very grateful and humbled to receive this prestigious award from WEDI - both for what it represents, but especially for the person it is named after," said Dr. Suarez.
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Dr. Suarez will join a notable group of industry leaders that have received the award since 2001, which includes 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; John Halamka, M.D. chief information officer, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School; Jon Zimmerman, General Manager, Clinical Business Solutions at GE Healthcare and Lorraine Doo, Senior Policy Advisor at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.
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"Walter has been a long-time advocate of innovation surrounding health IT, as well as a long-time active member of WEDI," said Devin Jopp, Ed.D, President and CEO, WEDI.
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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 policies and providing national and international leadership and expertise on health IT-related domains, including standards for electronic health records, health care administrative processes, 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 various senior policy positions.
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.
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 prestigious "Andrew H. Melczer" Excellence in Volunteerism Award, in 2005.


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Walter G. Suarez, MD, MPH

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Walter G. Suarez, MD, MPH
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. Before joining Kaiser, Dr. Suarez was the President and CEO of the Institute for HIPAA/HIT Education and Research.

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