Navigation Links
Mosaica Partners' Kolkman to Chair HIMSS Healthcare Information Exchange Steering Committee

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., July 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Laura Kolkman, President, Mosaica Partners, a nationally recognized health information exchange consulting firm, has been selected to serve as Chair of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Healthcare Information Exchange (HIE) Steering Committee.

The HIE Steering Committee, which strives to represent all HIE stakeholders including providers, payers, vendors, consultants and life sciences, leads HIMSS' activities within the field of HIE. Its primary focus is on issues including technology, interoperability, standards utilization and harmonization. The Committee also supports HIMSS activities on the national, state and local levels.

"It is an honor to be entrusted to lead the HIE Steering Committee, particularly given the transformational nature of the work already underway by HIMSS and the healthcare industry as a whole. By making health information available and accessible when and where it is needed, we can improve the quality and delivery of care across the nation," said Kolkman.

Kolkman, whose one-year term began July 1, was appointed by the HIMSS Board of Directors following an application process that included the recruitment of candidates from HIMSS members nationwide. The appointment is testament to Kolkman's expertise and proven track record of guiding organizations in the establishment of sustainable HIEs and Regional Health Information Organizations (RHIOs).

H. Stephen Lieber, CAE, President and CEO, HIMSS, said: "Laura's staunch advocacy of health information exchange and her ability to balance the needs and interests of healthcare, technology and the community will serve HIMSS and the HIE Steering Committee well as we continue advancing toward our goal of improved delivery of care through health information exchange."

Kolkman began her career as a registered nurse before earning a master's degree in computer science. She held a variety of national and international executive positions in the pharmaceutical and technology industries, including that of chief information officer for a multi-billion dollar corporation.

She founded Mosaica Partners in 2005 and has guided its growth into a leading HIE consulting firm. Most recently, Mosaica Partners was engaged by the states of Arizona and Maryland to assist in their HIE formation efforts. Other recent clients include the Montgomery County HIE Collaborative, Electronic Health Network Accreditation Commission (EHNAC), Tampa Bay Health-e Connection (TBHC) and Tampa Bay RHIO.

HIMSS is the healthcare industry's membership organization exclusively focused on providing global leadership for the optimal use of healthcare information technology and management systems for the betterment of healthcare.

About Mosaica Partners

Based in St. Petersburg, Fla., Mosaica Partners ( is a nationally recognized health information exchange consulting firm that works with states, regions and private companies to develop health information exchange strategies and plans. From facilitation through formation, policy development, governance, business, sustainability planning and implementation, Mosaica's experienced consultants work to develop a complete strategic plan for capturing, managing, using and sharing electronic health information.

SOURCE Mosaica Partners
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Cowen Healthcare Royalty Partners and Cowen Group, Inc. Announce Closing of Fund
2. Qtrac Software and Patient Placement Systems Announce Partnership and Healthcare Data Interface
3. WeissComm Partners Ranks Among Top 5 Best U.S. Midsize PR Agencies to Work For
4. Partnership Seeks to Strengthen Ethiopian Public Health System
5. WellPoint Partners With CareNex Health Services to Expand Its Neonatal Intensive Care Services Program
6. Lilly Partners With the National Council of La Raza to Fight Chronic Disease
7. Red Cross NASCAR Partners Rally to Support Relief Efforts
8. Partnership Uses Video to Bring Complex Science into Focus
9. DNA Direct and Iverson Genetics Announce Partnership to Provide Personalized Patient Reports for Warfarin Dosing Test Results
10. Toys"R"Us, Inc. Announces Partnership With Safe Kids Worldwide to Help Keep Children Safe
11. PMC and County Announce Potential Capital Partners for Hospital
Post Your Comments:
(Date:6/26/2016)... ... June 26, 2016 , ... PawPaws brand pet supplements owned by ... to enhance the health of felines. The formula is all-natural and is made from ... the PawPaws Cat Kidney Support Supplement Soft Chews are Astragalus Root Extract ...
(Date:6/26/2016)... ... June 26, 2016 , ... Many women are ... with endometriosis. These women need a treatment plan to not only alleviate symptoms ... can help for preservation of fertility and ultimately achieving a pregnancy. The specialists ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... 25, 2016 , ... Austin residents seeking Mohs surgery services, can now turn ... to Dr. Russell Peckham for medical and surgical dermatology. , Dr. Dorsey brings specialization ... selective fellowship in Mohs Micrographic Surgery completed by Dr. Dorsey was under the direction ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... , ... June 25, 2016 , ... "With 30 hand-drawn ... specific project," said Christina Austin - CEO of Pixel Film Studios. , ProHand ... all within Final Cut Pro X . Simply select a ProHand generator and ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... June 25, 2016 , ... As a lifelong Southern Californian, ... and his M.D from the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. He trained ... Angeles to complete his fellowship in hematology/oncology at the UCLA-Olive View-Cedars Sinai program where ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/23/2016)... -- Research and Markets has announced the addition ... - Forecast to 2022" report to their offering. ... to date financial data derived from varied research sources to ... potential impact on the market during the next five years, ... of sub markets, regional and country level analysis. The report ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... , June 23, 2016 Bracket , ... launch its next generation clinical outcomes platform, Bracket eCOA (SM) ... held on June 26 – 30, 2016 in ... first electronic Clinical Outcome Assessment product of its kind to ... #715. Bracket eCOA 6.0 is a flexible platform ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... and BOGOTA, Colombia , June 23, 2016  Astellas today announced the establishment of Astellas ... Brasil as the company,s second affiliate in Latin America . ... ... of Astellas Farma Colombia ... ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: