MedAllies Network Council (MANC)
The MedAllies Network Council is comprised of representatives from our networks and a diverse group of subject matter experts across the healthcare and health information technology industries. Our network representatives and industry leaders meet monthly to further the goal of high functioning interoperable networks by:
- Providing input on national Policy and regulatory issues related to Network Interoperability
- Discussing interoperability use cases and sharing best practices
- Reviewing all MedAllies Networks’ Metrics and
- Working to resolve any disputes, if they arise
Lynn Austin, RN
Lynn Austin, RN is a Clinical Analyst Coordinator for Care New England Health System (CNE) and a Registered Nurse. Lynn specializes in Information technology and is Certified in EpicCare Ambulatory. She’s responsible for coordination of all analyst activities and projects on the outpatient clinical team at CNE. She has completed Lean Management training. Lynn practiced as an RN and specialized in Long Term Care.
Kate Berry is Senior Vice President of Clinical Innovation with America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP). AHIP is the national association whose members provide coverage for health care and related services to millions of Americans every day. Through these offerings, AHIP improves and protects the health and financial security of consumers, families, businesses, communities, and the nation. Ms. Berry oversees clinical programs such as chronic disease prevention and management and works with AHIP member health plans to highlight their innovative programs in areas including behavioral health, women’s health, diabetes prevention, telehealth, health equity, and the social determinants of health and to develop policy recommendations. She leads AHIP’s member engagement with health plan chief medical officers including their efforts related to the COVID-19 pandemic such as the Vaccine Community Connectors Initiative. Ms. Berry also leads AHIP’s work on medical management including electronic prior authorization and programs to improve high value care for patients. Ms. Berry was the Chief Executive Officer of National eHealth Collaborative (NeHC), a public-private partnership to encourage widespread adoption of health information technology to improve patient-centeredness and drive greater value. Prior to that, Ms. Berry was Senior Vice President of Surescripts, a national network for electronic prescribing and health information exchange. Ms. Berry started her career in healthcare management consulting and as a non-profit executive. At the American Red Cross, Ms. Berry was Chief of Staff and Executive Vice President of External Affairs. Ms. Berry holds a master’s degree in public policy from Duke University and a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science and English from Goucher College in Maryland.
Brian Blaufeux, MD, FAMIA
Dr. Brian Blaufeux received his undergraduate degree from Cornell University, and his MD from Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He completed an emergency medicine residency at St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital in New York. He worked at Long Island College Hospital in Brooklyn NY, where he was instrumental in moving the dept from paper to EMR. He then was medical director of the ED at Good Samaritan Hospital in Suffern NY, where again he helped the dept transition to use of an EMR. He was among the first group of physicians who became board certified in Clinical Informatics. He joined Northwell Health in 2014, first as CMIO of Northern Westchester Hospital, and currently as their Northwest Region CMIO. Dr Blaufeux is a Fellow of the American Medical Informatics Association. He continues to see patients perdiem in the urgent care setting.
Tammy C. Grubbs, MHA, BHS, RN, BC
Tammy C. Grubbs has over 23-years experience in the integration and delivery of EHR technology and has been a Registered Nurse for more than 30 years. Education: Master’s in Health Administration and Bachelor of Health Science from the Medical University of South Carolina, Associate Degree in Nursing and Associate in Business, certified in EpicCare Ambulatory, Clarity Data Model, Caboodle Data Model and Care Everywhere and board certified in nursing informatics. Experience: Clinical Data Scientist/Interoperability Officer, Epic Care Everywhere Council member, Epic Direct Work Group member, Director of Physician Network Clinical Applications, mentor for graduate interns in Healthcare IT, adjunct faculty member with the University of South Carolina’s Graduate School of Health Services and Policy Management where she developed the hybrid online HIT Project Management course, past Chair of SC HIMSS program committee, and HIPAA Privacy Coordinator. In her current role, as the Clinical Data Scientist at the Lexington Medical Center, West Columbia South Carolina, Tammy oversees the health information exchange processes including new connections, maintenance, and new functionality to meet regional needs and the ability to partake in vendor related grants that align with specific use cases.
Tina Joros, JD
Tina is a Vice President with Veradigm LLC and General Manager of the Veradigm Network Partner Solutions portfolio (Network Partner Solutions | Veradigm). She is responsible for a diverse array of solutions and programs including Veradigm Connect for API connectivity to multiple EHRs, Diagnostic Orders and Results Network (DORN) for laboratory and radiology orders, ePrescribing functionality for enterprise vendors, Registry HUB for connections with state and regional registries for immunizations, cancer and syndromic surveillance reporting and more. She is passionate about accelerating innovation in health technology and continuing to advance to a state where technology more robustly supports the early detection and prevention of illness. Her career with Veradigm (previously Allscripts) spans over twenty years and she has previously held leadership positions for the award-winning Allscripts Practice Management solution and Payerpath clearinghouse in addition to building the industry’s first developer program and online marketplace to promote connected solutions. She was named to Health Data Management’s 2018 Most Powerful Women in Healthcare IT (http://bit.ly/2rtFkoB). She has done countless industry presentations advocating for open software systems, data connectivity advancements in healthcare IT and robust platform solutions to promote an open, connected community of health worldwide.
Prior to her role as General Manager, she held positions on the Business Development and Culture & Talent teams. She also served as Associate General Counsel for Allscripts, with responsibilities for third party contracting and partner management, client contracts, privacy and security issues and other legal matters. Before joining Allscripts, she worked for private law firms handling employment law matters and SEC litigation. Tina holds a Doctor of Jurisprudence degree as well as a Bachelor of Science in Business degree from Indiana University – Bloomington.
Molly Kane leads federal government affairs for Bamboo Health, a collaborative care network focused on whole person care. Prior to her time at Bamboo, Molly worked in payer policy at Athena Health, where she led the regulatory review of CMS rules and coordinated Athena’s operational response to payer and industry changes. Molly holds a degree in government and legal studies from Bowdoin College.
Deven McGraw, JD, MPH, LLM
Deven McGraw is the lead for Data Stewardship and Data Sharing at Invitae. Previously, she co-founded Ciitizen, a platform for patients to gather their health information, prior to its acquisition by Invitae. She is currently a member of Health Information Technology Advisory Committee (HITAC). From 2015-2017, she directed U.S. health privacy and security as Deputy Director, Health Information Privacy at the HHS Office for Civil Rights and Chief Privacy Officer (Acting) of the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT. Widely recognized for her expertise in health privacy, she directed the Health Privacy Project at the Center for Democracy & Technology for six years and led the privacy and security policy work for the HITECH Health IT Policy Committee. She also served as the Chief Operating Officer of the National Partnership for Women and Families. She advised health industry clients on HIPAA compliance and data governance while a partner at Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP. Deven graduated magna cum laude from Georgetown University Law Center and has a Masters of Public Health from Johns Hopkins University.
Terrence O’Malley, MD
Dr. Terrence O’Malley is a retired internist/geriatrician who specialized in the care of nursing home patients. After completing his training in Primary Care Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, he joined the faculty at MGH and Harvard Medical School, where he provided clinical care, supervised trainees and conducted research on improving transitions of care and the exchange of clinical information at transitions. Over the course of his career, he has provided medical care in nearly all settings from ICU to home, in the ED and primary care office. He has also been a medical director for a primary care practice, a hospice, a home health agency, a skilled nursing facility and a post-acute care network. As a result, he has acquired a deep understanding of the requirements of care across episodes involving multiple teams and multiple sites.He was a Lead on the LCC (Longitudinal Coordination of Care) work group within the ONC S&I Framework which developed the data set which serves as the national standard for transitions of care and the exchange of longitudinal care plans, and a Lead on the eLTSS (electronic Long-Term Services and Supports) work group which developed standards for the exchange of an LTSS care plan. He recently served as a member of the NQF (National Quality Forum) Care Coordination Steering Committee for the Care Coordination Measure Endorsement Maintenance and currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Long-Term Quality Alliance.Most recently he co-chaired the USCDI Task Force as a member of the ONC HIT Advisory Committee, and participates in PACIO, Gravity, and 360X. His current project is to develop a shared, semantically interoperable vocabulary for transitions of care across the care continuum.
Dan J. Paoletti
Dan Paoletti is the Chief Executive Officer of the Ohio Health Information Partnership. Because of his previous work serving as a Vice President with the Ohio Hospital Association (OHA) and Chief Operating Officer of OHA Solutions, a strong partnership with the hospitals and health systems has been at the core of the Partnerships success. As one of the founding Executive Board members of The Partnership, Dan has helped shape the vision, mission and policies of the Partnership since its inception. With more than 30 years of experience in the healthcare industry, his consulting, executive management and health information technology expertise have influenced the start-up and success of several organizations. Dan also serves on the Board and Committees of the following organizations: • Ohio State Medical Association Foundation, 2021-Present• Board Member DirectTrust, Washington D.C., 2017-Present• Treasurer & Board Member Health Policy Institute of Ohio, 2017-Present• Board Member Healthcare Collaborative of Greater Columbus, 2018-Present• Board Chair Civitas Networks for Health (formerly Strategic Health Information Exchange Collaborative), October 2020 to Present• Board Member Event Notifications via the Direct Standard™, Standards Body Committee Member, November 2020- Present