Speaker Profile

Charles Parker

Executive Director, Continua Health Alliance

Charles Parker is the Executive Director of the Continua Health Alliance. This membership-driven company focuses on developing an eco-system of interoperable personal health devices. Through working with Standards bodies and industry experts, Continua publishes certification standards built upon international criteria from IEEE, HL7, Bluetooth, USB, and others. Mr. Parker leads the many workgroups and day-to-day operations of the Alliance.

Mr. Parker has over 20 years of experience in healthcare technology and the strategic design of evaluation and measurement strategies. He served as principal in the development of the Quality Improvement Organization (QIO) Bridges to Excellence (BTE) Physician Office Link, the Office of the National Coordinator for Healthcare IT (ONC) Secure Messaging Pilot program, and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Doctor's Office Quality-Information Technology (DOQ-IT) program, including the Office System Survey, a national physician office assessment tool. His experience includes more than eight years in methodology and program evaluation. Mr. Parker serves in positions of leadership on a variety of professional boards and associations, including the Privacy and Compliance Expert Panel for the Certification Commission on Healthcare Information Technology, the National Governor's Alliance, the Ambulatory Task Force for the Healthcare Information Management Systems Society, the Massachusetts Health Data Consortium, the Massachusetts eHealth Collaborative, the Massachusetts State Technical Advisory Group, and the Office of National Coordinator's HIT Definitions Project. He routinely provides testimony to Federal and State authorities regarding HIT.

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