Light My FHIR!

Welcome to the LightMyFHIR blog. For several years, folks at MITRE Corporation have been working with and working on FHIR. We have many experiences to share with the broader FHIR community. This blog is one of the ways the MITRE team will be sharing our ideas, suggestions, creations, and conniptions.

Why is MITRE interested in FHIR?  Our work is part of a larger mission to make healthcare in the USA more accessible and affordable. MITRE is a not-for-profit chartered to work in the public interest. We support the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, the Department of Health and Human Services, the Department of Defense, and the Department of Veterans Affairs in this mission.

MITRE operates the CMS Alliance to Modernize Healthcare (CAMH), a federally funded research and development center (FFRDC) sponsored by Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).  As the only broadly healthcare-focused FFRDC, CAMH supports many of the complex analysis and critical thinking requirements that encompass the business, policy, technology, and operational interests across CMS and HHS.

We launch the LightMyFHIR blog with the goal of making contributions to the FHIR community.



About Mark Kramer

Mark Kramer, Ph.D., is Group Leader for Healthcare Standards and Interoperability at MITRE Corporation. Mark led the standardization of hData, the first lightweight REST methodology for healthcare data exchange, now a normative standard of HL7. With HL7, ONC, and CMS, Mark focused on developing FHIR profiles unifying standards for clinical quality measures and decision support. Mark has also worked the US Department of Veterans Affairs on interoperable healthcare information exchange, and helped the DOD transfer radiological images of wounded warriors from Afghanistan and Iraq to regional hospitals. Prior to joining MITRE, Mark was Chief Technology Officer at Gensym Corporation, a leading provider of AI software, VP of Engineering at InterOPS, a network management company, CTO of Light Pharma, provider of capability improvement software and services to the pharmaceutical industry, and Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering at Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
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