US National Health Information Network - AHIC Advisory Committeee Nomination    (DOV)

On June 29, 2005, the Ontolog Community adopted a motion to nominate Mark Musen, M.D. Ph.D., Head of Stanford Medical Informatics and the Protégé project, as a candidate to the 17-member Advisory Committee of the American Health Information Community (AHIC) that is being set up by the US Federal Department Health and Human Services (HHS). This commission is expected to develop a process for selecting standards and an architecture for the National Health Information Network.    (DOW)

Unfortunately, our nominee did not make it onto the list of advisors selected for the AHIC commission, which was officially announced on "HHS News" released Sep. 13, 2005. See:    (G2A)

Draft Nomination Letter    (DP3)

Note that the submission is due Friday, Aug. 5th, 2005    (ELT)

Mari Rose Johnson, MPA
Office of the National Coordinator
for Health Information Technology
U.S. Department of Health & Human Services
200 Independence Ave., SW, Room 517D
Washington, DC 20201
(202) 690-7385 (p)
(202) 690-6079 (f)    (DPE)

Subject: AHIC Nomination    (DPF)

Draft language (v3):    (EL5)

The Ontolog Community of Practice is pleased to nominate Dr. Mark A. Musen, M.D., Ph.D., and Head of the Stanford Medical Informatics Program, to be appointed to the Advisory Committee of the American Health Information Community (AHIC). We are sure that his background, talents, and insights will prove to be invaluable to the US Department of Health and Human Services in the establishment of standards and architectures in support of the Nation-wide Health Information Network.    (EL6)

For the AHIC Commissioners to successfully navigate the many challenges that have been well-documented, they will need to be informed by a balanced set of perspectives. Towards this end, Dr. Musen provides a unique synthesis of expertise reflecting a number of critical knowledge domains:    (ELF)

Dr. Musen has participated in a large number of events sponsored by Ontolog and a companion organization - the Semantic Interoperability Community of Practice, which is chartered under the Federal CIO Council. We have been continually impressed with his ability to trustfully present complex issues and sophisticated solutions in clear, well-articulated, and easily-understood terms. Likewise, we expect that AHIC will find his participation in their efforts to be critical to the success of the Nation-wide Health Information Network initiative.    (EL8)

Members of the AHIC candidate nomination working group, on behalf of the Ontolog Forum    (EM6)

Additions, amendements and modification suggestions solicited, please enter below:    (DP5)

(Please sign and date your entry to help us contact you, if needed.)    (DP6)

Mari Rose Johnson, MPA August 1, 2005 Office of the National Coordinator, HHS    (ENG)