Data plays a crucial role in determining one's entire ecosystem to give them the proper care at the right time. Data integrity, integration, and interoperability are critical in helping us achieve this. In this episode, I speak with Micky Tripathi, the National Coordinator for Health Information at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
We discuss the role data plays in our health and wellness ecosystem, the evolution of data standards like HL7 and FHIR, and the future of digital health. We get a bit more candid about what standardization means, whether we all speak the same language, and the work we collectively have to do to address social determinants of health, creating transparency and, most importantly, building trust. Micky also shares the importance of changing the lens from interoperability to interactivity to reign in a more human touch to the world of Health IT.
About Micky Tripathi
Micky Tripathi is the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, where he leads the formulation of the federal health IT strategy and coordinates federal health IT policies, standards, programs, and investments.
Dr. Tripathi has over 20 years of experience across the health IT landscape. He most recently served as Chief Alliance Officer for Arcadia, a health care data and software company focused on population health management and value-based care, the project manager of the Argonaut Project, an industry collaboration to accelerate the adoption of FHIR, and a board member of HL7, the Sequoia Project, the CommonWell Health Alliance, and the CARIN Alliance.