Chuck Parker is Executive Director of Continua Health Alliance, a membership-driven organization focused on developing an eco-system of interoperable personal health devices. Through working with Standards bodies and industry experts, Continua publishes certification standards built upon international criteria from IEEE, HL7, Bluetooth, USB, and others. Chuck leads the many workgroups and day-to-day operations of the Alliance. He has over 20 years of experience in healthcare technology, policy, and the strategic design of evaluation and measurement strategies. Chuck led national programs for practice transformation and has served on national committees for assessing adoption requirements. Considered an authority in his field, Chuck serves in positions of leadership on a variety of professional boards and associations, including the Privacy and Compliance Expert Panel for the Certification Commission on Healthcare Information Technology, the National Governor’s Alliance, the Ambulatory Task Force for the Healthcare Information Management Systems Society, the Massachusetts Health Data Consortium, the Massachusetts eHealth Collaborative, the Massachusetts State Technical Advisory Group, and the Office of National Coordinator’s HIT Definitions Project. Chuck holds a Master of Science degree in Healthcare Informatics from Northeastern University. He earned his BA in Communication Studies and Business Management at Texas Tech University in Lubbock.
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