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Chronic Care Workgroup

The American Health Information Community (the Community) recommended that chronic care management be an important priority for its attention. Therefore, a workgroup was formed to facilitate chronic care monitoring and improved chronic care delivery. The Community further recommended that this workgroup develop a plan to realize a specific charge (widespread use of secure messaging) within one year, which is visible to the American public and works towards a broader charge (remote monitoring) over time. The meetings of this workgroup are public and meeting materials are available to the public.

Charges will help the Community make recommendations based on the most complete information.

Broad Charge for the Workgroup:

Make recommendations to the Community to deploy widely available, secure technologies solutions for remote monitoring and assessment of patients and for communication between clinicians about patients.

Specific Charge for the Workgroup:

Make recommendations to the Community so that within one year, widespread use of secure messaging, as appropriate, is fostered as a means of communication between clinicians and patients about care delivery.

Workgroup Member List:

Member Organization
Craig Barrett Intel
Stewart Streimer HHS/CMS
ONC Director  
Karen Bell HHS/Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology
Madhulika Agarwal Veterans Health Administration/Office of Patient Care Services
Cheryl Austein-Casnoff HHS/Health Resources & Services Administration
Michelle Dougherty AHIMA/Representative for Long Term Care Community
Justine Handelman Blue Cross/Blue Shield
Shaygan Kheradpir Verizon Communications
Herb Kuhn HHS/Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
Eric Larson Group Health Cooperative
Jonathan Linkous American Telemedicine Association
Stephen McConnell Alzheimer’s Association
Mohan Nair The Regence Group
Patrick O’Connor American Diabetes Association
Anand Parekh HHS/Office of Public Health and Science
Jeff Rideout Health Evolution Partners
Jay Sanders The Global Telemedicine Group
Joseph Ternullo Continua Health Alliance Administration
Sandeep Wadhwa University of Colorado
  last updated on 02/08/08

Upcoming Meeting of the Chronic Care Workgroup:

  • This workgroup has concluded. there are no more meetings scheduled.