Intermountain Informatics Expert Elected to HL7 Board Chair

By Michael Britton

Health Level Seven (HL7) International elects Stan Huff, MD, Intermountain’s Chief Medical Informatics Officer, to lead the organization's board.

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Congratulations to Stan Huff, MD, Intermountain’s Chief Medical Informatics Officer, who was elected to lead Health Level Seven (HL7) International, an organization that’s working to standardize how electronic health information is shared, exchanged, integrated and retrieved. 

“Stan’s dedication and hard work have earned him the role as a leader in healthcare IT,” says Charles Jaffe, MD, PhD, CEO of HL7. “His steadfast support and passion for the advancement of HL7 spans nearly two decades, and we’re very pleased to welcome him again as HL7 Board Chair. Stan is a visionary who brings a wealth of knowledge about medical vocabularies, clinical information models, medical database architectures, and service-based interoperability.” 

HL7 advocates for interoperability standards that improve care delivery, optimize workflow, reduce ambiguity, and enhance knowledge transfer among healthcare providers, government agencies, and vendors. Stan is also a Professor of Medical Informatics at the University of Utah, and he’s worked in the area of medical vocabularies and medical database architecture for the past 20 years. 

Stan will chair HL7 until the end of 2015.