HCIC Community Service

HCIC Principals volunteer in state and local organizations to promote ways that information technology and best practices can support healthcare professions, organizations and patients with efficient, effective and high quality care.


The Health Information Technology Standards Panel (HITSP) is a volunteer-driven that brings together public and private-sector experts from across the healthcare community to harmonize and recommend the technical standards that are necessary to assure the interoperability of electronic health records. Joan Duke has been a member of HITSP since 2007. She participates on the EHR Technical Committee and was the co-chair of the workgroup that organizes the HITSP Webinars. html://www.hitsp.org


Health Level Seven (HL7) is an ANSI accredited standards development organization (SDO) that has developed the most widely used clinical and administrative standards in healthcare. Joan Duke has been a member almost since its inception in 1987. http://www.hl7.org


The Nicholas E Davies Award encourages and recognizes excellence in the implementation and use of Electronic Health Record systems. Joan Duke was a member of the Davies Organizational Committee from 2004 to 2010. http://www.himss.org/ASP/daviesAward.asp


The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) is the healthcare industry's membership organization exclusively focused on providing leadership for the optimal use of healthcare information technology (IT) and management systems for the betterment of healthcare. All HCIC Principals are members of HIMSS. Denise Reeser served on the HIMSS RHIO Best Practices Task Force and continues to participate as the Maryland’s Chapter RHIO Liaison. Http://www.himss.org


The Maryland Chapter of HIMSS (MDHIMSS) provides leadership for the State’s IT professionals. Joan Duke was President in 1998 and 1990 and then Treasurer throught 1998. Denise Reeser was Program Chair in 2008 and then President in 2009. http://www.mdhimss.org


Sara Adams was a charter member of the Board of the National Capital Area Chapter of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS-NCA) in 1988-89.


The Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine (SIIM) is devoted to advancing computer applications and information technology in medical imaging through education and research. George Bowers was a board member of SIIM, where he chaired the Education Advisory Network on PACS Administration.


HealthTechNet – The Healthcare Technology Network of Greater Washington, one of the first of its kind in the area, is a networking group dedicated to helping healthcare technology professionals stay connected with each other, learn about new trends in the field, and serving as a discussion forum for public policy issues affecting healthcare technology. Its diverse membership includes CEOs and senior executives of healthcare technology companies in the area, senior government officials, and provider representatives. Jim was a co-founder of the network and serves on its program committee.  http://www.healthtechnet.net


NoVA RHIO - Northern Virginia Regional Health Information Organization. Jim Oakes serves on the technology and infrastructure committee of this effort to launch a RHIO in the Northern Virginia market. http://www.novarhio.org

CHAPPCommunity Health Accreditation Program (CHAP) is an independent, not-for-profit, accrediting body for community-based health care organizations. Created in 1965, CHAP was the first to recognize the need and value for accreditation in community-based care. CHAP is the oldest national, community-based accrediting body with more than 5,000 agencies currently accredited nationwide. Sara Adams, HCIC managing principal, currently serves on the Board of Directors of CHAP.    http://www.chapinc.org