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Dr. Walter G. Suarez M.D.

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Background

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations

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
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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.
Prior to this he was the Executive Director and CEO of the Minnesota Health Data Institute. Dr. Suarez was appointed by the Secretary of HHS to the prestigious National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics (NCVHS) were he chairs the Sub-Committee on Standards. He is also a past member of HIT Standards Committee (HITSC) of ONC, and a co-chair of the HITSC Privacy and Security Workgroup. Dr. Suarez is an active member of several national and international standards development organizations (SDOs), including HL7, ASC X12N and ISO TC215 Health Informatics. He was also the Founding President of the Public Health Data Standards Consortium. Dr. Suarez 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.
WEDI - Strategic National Implementation Process (SNIP)
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Background papers courtesy of Walter Suarez, MD, Executive Director of the Minnesota Health Data Institute and the Minnesota Electronic Commerce Healthcare Users Group (MEHUG).
AC Speakers Bios and Presentation Summaries
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Walter G. Suarez, M.D., MPH , Kaiser Permanente
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Dr. Suarez is a physician and a public health and medical information systems specialist, and the Director of Health IT Strategy for 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.
Dr. Suarez has provided project management, technical and policy consulting services and project/program evaluation services to health care provider organizations, health plans, Medicaid and Medicare programs, Public Health agencies and vendors in the areas of Health IT/HIE, public health data standards, health disparities, quality measurement, health information privacy and security standards, and HIPAA standards including Transactions and Code Sets (TCS) and the National Provider Identifier (NPI).
More recently, Dr. Suarez was a lead consultant to national and regional projects such as the Health Information Security and Privacy Collaboration - HISPC (ONC-AHRQ), Technical Assistance to Medicaid and CHIP Agencies on Health IT and HIE (AHRQ) and Development of Statewide Uniform Companion Guides for HIPAA Transactions (Minnesota).
Dr. Suarez was appointed in 2008 by the Secretary of Health and Human Services to the prestigious National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics (NCVHS), where he now co-chairs the Sub-Committee on Standards. Last year the Secretary also appointed him to the HIT Standards Committee of the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology. He is also an active member of several national organizations, including:
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In the past 10 years Dr. Suarez has delivered over 200 one-day and two-day educational programs and training seminars for health care providers, public health professionals, and other health care organizations in all of the topics mentioned above. He has also developed and published nationally recognized toolkits for planning and implementing HIPAA Privacy and Security across an enterprise. He has also authored a number of industry papers on a variety of HIPAA, Health IT and HIE topics. He served as the lead HIPAA outreach contractor for several CMS Regional Offices. He is also a guest lecturer on health informatics at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
Dr. Suarez 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.
:: First AMA-IEEE EMBS Medical Technology Conference on Individualized Health Care - Speakers
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Walter G. Suarez, M.D., MPH
Dr. Suarez is a physician and a public health and medical information systems specialist, and the Director of Health IT Strategy for 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. Dr. Suarez has provided project management, technical and policy consulting services and project/program evaluation services to health care provider organizations, health plans, Medicaid and Medicare programs, Public Health agencies and vendors in the areas of Health IT/HIE, public health data standards, health disparities, quality measurement, health information privacy and security standards, and HIPAA standards including Transactions and Code Sets (TCS) and the National Provider Identifier (NPI). More recently, Dr. Suarez was a lead consultant to national and regional projects such as the Health Information Security and Privacy Collaboration - HISPC (ONC-AHRQ), Technical Assistance to Medicaid and CHIP Agencies on Health IT and HIE (AHRQ) and Development of Statewide Uniform Companion Guides for HIPAA Transactions (Minnesota). Dr. Suarez was appointed in 2008 by the Secretary of Health and Human Services to the prestigious National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics (NCVHS). Last year the Secretary also appointed him to the HIT Standards Committee of the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology. He is also an active member of several national organizations, including: Member of the Board of Directors of the Health Information Technology Standards Panel (HISTP) where he co-chairs the Security, Privacy and Infrastructure Technical Committee, the Clinical Research Tiger Team and the HITSP Education, Communications and Outreach Committee; Co-Chair of the Privacy and Compliance Workgroup of the Certification Commission for Health Information Technology (CCHIT); Founding President of the Public Health Data Standards Consortium (PHDSC); Member of the Executive Board of the Joint Public Health Informatics Task Force (JPHITF); Member of the National Uniform Claims Committee (NUCC). Dr. Suarez 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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