Federal Health Architecture: The CONNECT Solution

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Craig Miller, Federal Health Architecture CONNECT Initiative Chief Architect

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This session will provide attendees with: an update on the CONNECT solution; an overview of how federal agencies are using the solution to tie into the Nationwide Health Information Network; and outline of the benefits that federal participation in the NHIN and will provide to patients, care providers, payers and other health stakeholders. This session will also detail citizen to citizen benefits that a nationwide network of interoperable health IT will provide, ranging from improved healthcare and faster benefits administration to quicker identification and response to public health emergencies. Craig Miller Miller is the chief architect for CONNECT, a SOA-based solution that connects federal agencies into nationwide health information exchanges. As a strategic advisor to the Federal Health Architecture (FHA) program, he guides the development of CONNECT and other federal solutions based on his expertise in electronic health information exchange, electronic health records and service-oriented architecture. Miller has more than 12 years of enterprise architecture experience at the director level, working with agencies such as HHS, CMS, FDA, USDA and OMB. He was the lead enterprise architect for HHS’ department-wide enterprise architecture initiative, and He led the development of versions 2.0-2.2 of the OMB EA Assessment Framework and was responsible for developing the structure of the Federal Transition Framework.

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