Chief Health IT Architect @ Global Commerce & Information, Inc.
Marty Prahl, Chief Health IT Architect, Global CI in 2002. Awards and Citations from government for expertise in Electronic Medical Evidence, Health Information Technology, Disability Programs, Interoperability, Medical Records Document Management Architecture & Imaging, Digital Asset Management.
Sits on national Health IT Standards and Specification Committees and Health IT Policy Committee, Presented on request to the Whitehouse on Health IT strategy, vision and other matters three times, Presents at various Health IT related conferences, Consults to Federal Representatives from SSA, HHS, ONC, DoD, VA, IHS, CMS, and CDC.
One of the missions of Connectathon, Inc. is to unite the implementation community. We saw an opportunity to host our first Connectathon Testing Event and Conference during a time when no other event was planned. We had proactively made contact with organizations such as HL7 and IHE inviting them to participate, at no cost, in our event and run their specific testing tracks. Our venue was large enough to accommodate at least 300 systems and respective participants. We had previously learned that there were no plans for an event in this time frame and we wanted to continue the progress of testing, validation, and further development of test methods that were meaningful to the implementation community.
Having learned recently, through public announcement, that IHE International and IHE USA are now planning a small connectathon event, during the exact same week as ours, we didn't want to dilute the progress of testing and validation as this goes directly against our mission. As such, we have decided to suspend our current event in February. We've already contacted all registrants and offered them a refund and hope they will consider supporting this upcoming IHE testing event in February.
Please continue to follow our website and social media to learn how we intend to make testing and validation a year-round endeavor and not just a singular event.
Thank you to every vendor who registered and trusted us to host an awesome conference!
Your Connectathon, Inc. Team