HL7 International Appoints Wayne R. Kubick as CTO

Health Level Seven® International (HL7, the global authority for interoperability in healthcare information technology with members in 55 countries, today announced the appointment of Wayne R. Kubick as the organization’s new Chief Technology Officer (CTO). He assumes the role after John Quinn, whose retirement was announced on January 11, 2016.

“We are excited to have Wayne join the HL7 executive team,” said Charles Jaffe, MD, PhD, and CEO of HL7 International. “A respected leader in BioPharma and in life science research, Wayne will bring critical expertise in clinical research, data management, analytics and data standards to our organization. Among Wayne’s accomplishments in his previous leadership role at the Clinical Data Interchange Standards Consortium (CDISC) was the creation and execution of a technical roadmap, enhanced relations with regulatory agencies and other industry partners and a dramatic increase in productivity and quality in the development of clinical data standards.”

In this position, Kubick will have responsibilities for advancing HL7’s mission and strategic plan. He will help to lead HL7 work groups to develop and maintain HL7’s product lines. Wayne will also serve as a technical advisor, liaison and spokesperson for the organization. The CTO also oversees the HL7 Terminology Authority, is the vice chair of the Technical Steering Committee (TSC) and an active member of the Architectural Review Board (ARB).

“We have reached a juncture where interoperability is finally moving from dream to attainable reality, thanks in no small part to HL7 and FHIR,” said Kubick. “I’m thrilled to be joining HL7 at this critical time to help achieve its important strategic goals.”

Wayne has more than 25 years of leadership experience in life sciences research and development. Most recently he served as CTO for the Clinical Data Interchange Standards Consortium (CDISC). Wayne has also held senior-level positions at Oracle Health Sciences, Phase Forward Lincoln Safety Group, PAREXEL International Corporation and BBN Software Products.

Kubick is an experienced public speaker, journal author, columnist and blogger who frequently presents at conferences on clinical development, technology, standards, regulatory and drug safety. He holds a B.A. from the University of Illinois and a Master of Business Administration from Boston University.

About Health Level Seven International (HL7)
Founded in 1987, Health Level Seven International is the global authority for healthcare information interoperability and standards with affiliates established in more than 30 countries. HL7 is a non-profit, ANSI accredited standards development organization dedicated to providing a comprehensive framework and related standards for the exchange, integration, sharing, and retrieval of electronic health information that supports clinical practice and the management, delivery and evaluation of health services. HL7’s more than 2,000 members represent approximately 500 corporate members, which include more than 90 percent of the information systems vendors serving healthcare. HL7 collaborates with other standards developers and provider, payer, philanthropic and government agencies at the highest levels to ensure the development of comprehensive and reliable standards and successful interoperability efforts.

For more information, please visit: www.HL7.org

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