Gaylord National Harbor, MD | October 24, 2018

The eHealth Exchange Participant Meeting was a celebration of nearly 10 years of health information exchange across the public and private sectors. Panel discussions explores the best practices for health data sharing partners, expanding use cases, and connecting to Carequality. The event included interactive workshop sessions outlining the product roadmap for network growth, as well as time for networking with current and potential data exchange partners.

Interoperability Is NOT a Spectator Sport

A welcome by eHealth Exchange Coordinating Committee leadership

Engage with eHealth Exchange to Increase ROI

What’s driving an HIE, a health system, an ambulatory provider, and a federal agency to each exchange patient information more broadly? Hear their strategies to increase interoperability & how they’d like the eHealth Exchange and its participants to help.

Ace the Test

The eHealth Exchange enhanced content testing program launched February 5th. Participants and their vendors who have successfully completed testing will share their advice and lessons learned.

Government and the eHealth Exchange

The corner stone of the eHealth Exchange continues to be health information exchange between the Federal government and the private sector, as well as exchange between Federal agencies.

eHealth Exchange Roadmap

From its humble beginnings, the eHealth Exchange is aggressively expanding with a participant-driven product roadmap.

eHealth Exchange Town Hall

Open discussion forum to address the Road Map and other topics.


Jay Nakashima, Vice President, eHealth Exchange

Over the past 25 years Jay Nakashima has designed EHRs, implemented EHRs, optimized EHR configuration, optimized clinical workflow, directly led user-centered design research analysts and usability engineers, and spearheaded data exchange.  Jay has worked for health IT vendors, providers, payers, and now, for the Sequoia Project focusing solely on addressing the challenges of secure, interoperable nationwide health information exchange.  At The Sequoia Project, a trusted and independent convener of industry and government, Jay has responsibility for the eHealth Exchange, the largest health data sharing network in the United States.”

John P. Kansky, MSE, MBA, President and CEO of the Indiana Health Information Exchange.

Prior to joining IHIE, John’s career included experience as a Healthcare IT Consultant, CIO, Clinical Engineer, and a Biomedical Engineering Researcher.
He currently serves on the Board of Directors of:

  • The Regenstrief Institute
  • Strategic HIE Collaborative (SHIEC)
  • The Sequoia Project
  • eHealth Exchange
  • ONC’s HIT Advisory Committee

John has served as the Vice Chair of the HIMSS North America board and is also an adjunct professor at Indiana University in the school of Public Health. He holds a BS in Electrical Engineering from Purdue University, an MS in Bio-Engineering from the University of Washington, and an MBA from Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business.

Tara Broxton Cramer

Tara Broxton Cramer has been the Executive Director of the Georgia Regional Academic Community Health Information Exchange (GRAChIE) since November 2011. She was previously Executive Director of the East Georgia Health Cooperative, a rural health network. Cramer sits on the User Group Committee of the Georgia Health Information Network, is a member of the HIMSS HIE inPractice Task Force and is an on the Advisory Board for Georgia Southern University’s Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health. Tara is a recognized industry expert who has presented at numerous conferences, including The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS), Cerner Health Conferences, Health Datapalooza, The North Carolina Healthcare Information & Communications Alliance (NCHICA) and The Strategic Health Information Exchange Collaborative (SHIEC).

Dr. Matthew Eisenberg

Dr. Matthew Eisenberg joined Stanford Health Care as a Medical Informatics Director for Analytics and Innovation in February 2013.  His work at Stanford Health Care focuses on interoperability – specifically health information exchange, quality and regulatory reporting, population health and analytics for improvement.  Stanford Health Care is a HIMSS Stage 7 certified hospital and outpatient organization.  Prior to joining Stanford Health Care, he was the Medical Vice President for Clinical Informatics at MultiCare Health System in Tacoma, Washington.

Stephen Hrinda

With 10+ years of experience in the healthcare sector, Stephen leads Clareto’s data partner network development efforts to promote sustainable interoperability strategies and drive adoption of non-treatment use cases by healthcare providers, health information exchanges, and technology vendors.  Prior to Clareto, he also held roles in technology commercialization, corporate development, and investment banking with Cleveland Clinic, Cardinal Health, and League Park Advisors, respectively.  Stephen completed his MPH and MBA degrees from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland.

Tracy Rico MHA, RN

Tracy Rico MHA, RN, is a Nursing Informatics Manager that is focused on improving health outcomes through interoperability and innovation. She has spent the last 3 years developing and implementing the first clinical interoperability strategy for Superior Healthplan.  She currently participates in several Texas HHSC workgroups and committees to support interoperability and telehealth initiatives.
Her most recent project is increasing access to care by building the telehealth strategy of Superior Healthplan and Centene Corporation.

Tracy’s real passion lies in creating partnerships that build resources (financial and talent) to impact our neediest populations.  Examples include piloting an eConsult program to increase access to specialists in rural areas, running a school based telemedicine program to keep students in schools and assisting national and local projects to provide emergency access to health records during disaster situations.

Teresa Rivera, President and Chief Executive Officer, UHIN

Teresa Rivera joined the Utah Health Information Network in 2007, becoming President in 2012 and Chief Executive Officer in 2014. Teresa is responsible for UHIN’s direction and financial viability. She has over 40 years of healthcare experience, including with BlueCross BlueShield of Utah, and HealthCare Insight Her focus is service, employee development and community involvement, which she believes are essential to business success. Teresa holds an MBA with an emphasis in Human and Organizational Development and a Bachelor of Science, Summa Cum Laude, in Management with a minor in Computer Science from Westminster College. She is a current Board member of the Utah HIMSS Chapter (HIE Liaison), a member of the eHealth Exchange Coordinating Committee, the Strategic HIE Collaborative, and the Utah Digital Health Commission.