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NKDEP Health Information Technology Working Group

The Health Information Technology Working Group (HITWG) works to enable and support the widespread interoperability of data related to kidney health among healthcare software applications to optimize CKD detection and management. The group aims to provide easy and uniform access to kidney health information that will enable researchers to better understand the national burden of CKD, health care professionals to better care for CKD patients, and people living with kidney disease to better manage their health. The working group is focused on incorporating CKD data into electronic health records in a consistent and searchable manner, and improving management of CKD populations using HIT.

To support HIT-based CKD population management efforts, the working group has helped to establish the Managing Chronic Disease Populations through Health Information Technology wiki, where clinicians and researchers can share strategies, ideas, and resources.

The HITWG is comprised of kidney health and informatics experts from government, academic, and clinical settings, as well as patient advocates.

Health Information Technology Working Group Members

  • Paul Drawz, MD
    HIT Working Group Chair
    Assistant Professor
    Division of Renal Diseases and Hypertension
    University of Minnesota
  • Andrew S. Narva, MD, FACP, FASN
    Director
    National Kidney Disease Education Program
    National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
    National Institutes of Health
  • Patrick Archdeacon, MD
    Medical Officer and Transplant Nephrologist
    Division of Special Pathogen and Transplant Products
    Food and Drug Administration
  • Theresa Cullen, MD, MS
    Associate director
    Global Health Informatics Program
    Regenstrief Institute
  • Brenda Hemmelgarn, PhD, MD
    Associate Professor
    Departments of Medicine and Community Health Sciences
    University of Calgary
  • Ken Kawamoto, MD, PhD
    Associate Chief Medical Information Officer
    Director of Knowledge Management and Mobilization
    Assistant Professor
    Department of Biomedical Informatics
    University of Utah School of Medicine
  • Richard Knight, MBA
    Patient Consultant
    Vice President and Chair of Public Policy
    American Association of Kidney Patients
    Adjunct Instructor
    Bowie State University/College of Business
  • Celeste Lee
    Patient Advocate
    Ann Arbor, Michigan
    Senior Project Manager
    Office of the Provost
    University of Michigan
  • Uptal D. Patel, MD
    Former HIT Working Group Chair
    National Kidney Disease Education Program
    Associate Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics
    Duke University School of Medicine
  • Neil R. Powe, MD, MPH, MBA
    Constance B. Wofsy Distinguished Professor
    Vice-Chair of Medicine
    University of California San Francisco
    Chief of Medical Services
    San Francisco General Hospital
  • Nilka Rios Burrows, MPH, MT (ASCP)
    Epidemiologist
    Division of Diabetes Translation
    National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Thomas Sequist, MD, MPH
    Chief Quality and Safety Officer
    Partners HealthCare
    Associate Professor of Medicine and Health Care Policy
    Harvard Medical School
    Director of Research
    Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates

April 12, 2016

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