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Health Level Seven Appoints John Quinn as CTO
Date:9/18/2007

Healthcare IT Consultant with 30 years experience in vendor, provider and

consulting sector to streamline healthcare IT standards development

ATLANTA, Sept. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Health Level Seven (HL7), a preeminent healthcare IT standards development organization with broad international representation, today announced the appointment of John Quinn as Chief Technology Officer (CTO). Accenture and HL7 have reached an agreement in principle and Quinn, who is CTO of Accenture's US Provider Practice, will immediately assume the responsibilities of CTO of HL7. A final agreement with Accenture will be signed within the next few weeks.

In his role as HL7 CTO, Quinn will implement HL7's product and services strategy in conjunction with the CEO, oversee the timely delivery of standards, and report on progress of key initiatives and specifications to the membership and stakeholders. He will lead HL7's Technical Steering Committee, support the harmonization of standards with other standard development organizations, oversee the work of staff project managers and ensure the quality of ballots and specifications.

"We are pleased to have John join the executive team of HL7," said Charles Jaffe, MD, PhD, and CEO of HL7. "John has 20 years experience supporting HL7 initiatives as a founder and volunteer. He has earned the deep respect of the healthcare IT community around the world."

Hiring a CEO and a CTO were strategic recommendations made by the healthcare community as part of a 2005 Robert Wood Johnson Foundation grant to address the organization's long-term objectives and support the organization to more efficiently and expeditiously develop standards while maintaining the organization's essential characteristics. Charles Jaffe, MD, PhD, joined HL7 as CEO in February 2007.

"I look forward to working with the membership and technical committees to enhance the product and services of HL7," said John Quinn. "The addition of this position t
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