Get Real Health is pleased to announce the appointment of Christina Caraballo, Director of Healthcare Transformation, to the Health Information Technology Advisory Committee.
Why is this big news?
Well, the mission of the HIT Advisory Committee is to help the federal government address challenges related to health information technology. More specifically, it will provide recommendations to the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology on policies, standards, implementation specifications, and certification criteria relating to the implementation of a health information technology infrastructure that advances the electronic access, exchange, and use of health information.
Christina was appointed by the Government Accountability Office (GAO), chosen from a pool of impressive candidates vying for fifteen 1, 2 or 3-year terms. The final group represents leaders from all aspects of the health care industry with Christina being one of only five members who will serve a full three years.
“I am thrilled to have the opportunity to not only shape the future of health IT policy, but to work with this fantastic group who share a common goal of creating an ecosystem where data is available to multiple stakeholders in the healthcare spectrum when, where and how it is needed,” said Caraballo.
At Get Real Health, Christina is responsible for developing and implementing patient engagement technology solutions and product certification for participation in federal programs. As a longtime advocate for patient centric care, this appointment is the culmination of years of hard work through industry committees, round tables and speaking engagements.
Get Real Health CEO and Founding Partner, Robin Wiener, echoes Christina’s excitement saying, “We continue to be amazed by and grateful for Christina’s talent and expertise. She brings vital perspective not only to our work at Get Real Health, but also to the broader healthcare and digital health community in the U.S.”
The National Health Information Technology Advisory Committee was created as a result of the 21st Century Cures Act. Read more about the Committee and Christina’s fellow members here.