Location

North Adams, MA


How did you hear about the NIC Hub?

Invitation


Organization

PracticalMarkets, Inc.


Title

Managing Partner


Organization/project or personal website

http://bd.handspicker.net/blog


What are your domains of INTEREST?

Human Services, Education, Public Health, Public Safety, Health Information Technology, Emergency Services


Do you have any OTHER domains of interest?

IoT, AI, Social Media


What are your domains of EXPERTISE?

Human Services, Education, Public Health, Public Safety, Health Information Technology


Do you have any OTHER domains of expertise?

Privacy and Security, Interoperability, IoT, Social Media Moderation


Share with us a short bio of yourself.

I am the CTO for Open City Labs. We implement information exchange solutions for human services and health service providers and communities. I am actively involved in current interoperability standards efforts, including NAA, NIC Project Unify, Project Gravity (SDOH) Technical Advisors Committee, CAQH Core V, W3C Human Services, and NIEM Technical Architecture Council (NTAC).

I am a subject matter expert on mapping and modeling of information between clinical healthcare standards and non-clinical NIEM Domains such as Justice. I am also an SME on sensitive and personally identifying information (PII) privacy and security. As an IJIS-trained NIEM Architect I serve on the NIEM Technical Architecture Council (NTAC) and I am an alternate representative for NIEM Health on the NIEM Business Architecture Council (NBAC). I was the Technical Lead for the National Information Exchange Model (NIEM) Health Community of Interest.

I was the Program Architect for the New York State Office of Children and Family Services Enterprise Architecture Group. Federal and State laws required the collection of many types of information for children in the foster care and juvenile justice systems. These included educational, healthcare, prescription, family law, criminal, and welfare records which must be saved independent of originating systems until the child comes of age. Since each of these types of information are defined using disparate data standards and information exchange architectures, the cost of collecting all these records using their native systems was budget busting. Instead, I defined a federated architecture, conforming to NIEM, GRA, and MITA, to collect, map, and transform thsee many types of information into a common model for storage, exchange, and future information management.

Aside from my current and past work on healthcare and human services IT architectures, I have a long history of leading and contributing to industry and International standards efforts, resulting in standards for distributed printing, management protocols, management services, agent technology and object models, across Standards Development Organizations (SDOs) such as the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), The Open Group, Open Software Foundation (OSF), X/Open, Desktop Management Task Force (DMTF), American National Standards Institute (ANSI), European Computer Manufacturers Association (ECMA) and International Standards Organizations (ISO).


Would you like to join Health IT Group?

Yes


Would you like to join Project Unify Group?

Yes


Would you like to join the National Action Agenda to Advance Upstream Social Determinants and Race Equity Action Plan Group?

Yes


Would you like to join the Civil Justice Technology Project Group?

Yes


Would you like to join the NIC's California Chapter Group?

Yes


Would you like to join Confidentiality and Privacy Group?

Yes


Would you like to join Social Determinants Group?

Yes


Would you like to join Opioid Epidemic Group?

Yes


Would you like to join the NIC & HIMSS Group?

Yes


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