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Advisory Board Member @ Florida International University College of Business
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Recognized as a national leader, Ms. Rawlins has served in varying leadership capacities, with approximately 20 years of experience,from hospital administration, to health policy analysis, health regulation, IT vendor,always with a particular focus in HIT. She served as the Executive Director for the first state-level task force on HIE created by Governor Jeb Bush in 2004 in
Recognized as a national leader, Ms. Rawlins has served in varying leadership capacities, with approximately 20 years of experience,from hospital administration, to health policy analysis, health regulation, IT vendor,always with a particular focus in HIT. She served as the Executive Director for the first state-level task force on HIE created by Governor Jeb Bush in 2004 in anticipation of the formation of the ONC for HIT, directed Florida's first consumer transparency initiative which publicly reported hospital outcomes, health plan rating and the retail price of pharmacy drugs in 2005 and co-authored one of the nation first research efforts in 2007 on indentifying Potential Preventable Hospital Readmissions. She was instramental in the national movement to increase the adoption of electronic medical records through her work in drafting an executing the proposal for the SF Regional Extension Center, one of the largest and strongest RECs in the nation. While creating the Florida Office of Health Information Technology under the Florida Center for Health Information and Policy Analysis, a division of Florida’s AHCA, Ms. Rawlins was responsible for the State’s health information exchange initiatives, including securing funding, monitoring the grants program aimed to facilitate HIE. Notably, Ms. Rawlins lead Florida’s Health Information Security and Privacy Project (HISPC) aimed at documenting the privacy and security regulations that created barriers to HIE and working with key stakeholders and experts to develop national and state solutions. As Senior Legislative Analyst, she planned, executed and facilitated one of the first and only bicameral Health Policy Summits for the Florida Senate and House of Representatives in collaboration with AHRQ and Academy Health. Served on several State and National committee including a former member of the CCHIT HIE workgroup, the National Quality Forum’s 2007 Additional Hospital Quality Measurement Workgroup.
Associate Vice President PHM Informatics @ From August 2015 to Present (4 months) Greater Seattle AreaPresident @ Health care and government consultanting. From December 2008 to Present (7 years) Senior Vice President, Healthcare @ SRG Technology, providing software solutions...SRG Technology – an innovative company located in Fort Lauderdale. SRG Technology’s flagship product is BlenderTM – a gold-standard, performance-excellence IT software . The past two years, SRG Technology has had the privilege of working with Mass General Hospital's Lab of Computer Science, and at the HIMSS 2014 conference official announced the partnership, with the exclusive worldwide rights to bring the collaboratively developed and successful Population Health Management tool called Topcare powered by Blender™, to the global market. (See tweet from Farzad Mostashari, former Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) Head and current fellow at the Brookings Institute: https://twitter.com/Farzad_MD/status/438448616672624641/photo/1) From November 2012 to July 2015 (2 years 9 months) Board Member @ State Advocate From July 2010 to July 2015 (5 years 1 month) SOUTH FLORIDA REGIONAL EXTENSION CENTER, Executive Director @ Lisa Rawlins has accepted the position of Executive Director for the South Florida Regional Extension Center (SFREC). The SFREC was recently awarded a $13.1million cooperative agreement from Health and Human Services to provide technical assistance and support to implement electronic health records in a ‘meaningful use’ way to at least 2,500 primary care health professionals in the South Florida area. “Lisa is an exceptional leader and with a successful track record of promoting advancements in health care through the use of health information technology” said Robert Schwartz, M.D., Chair of the SFREC Steering Committee and Chair of the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
Department of Family Medicine and Community Health. “She will be a tremendous addition to this very important community initiative of utilizing technology to improve the health status of South
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www.hhs.gov/news/press/2010pres/02/20100212a.html From May 2010 to December 2012 (2 years 8 months) Council Member @ Provide executive level collaboration and information sharing on the most important IT issues facing healthcare organizations including:
•Use of new technologies like Cloud, Mobility, and EHR to improve patient care and reduce cost
•Security and Privacy of patient health and financial data
•Compliance with mandates including HITECH, HIPPA, PCI Sarbanes -Oxley
•Federal Legislation on Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs), Meaningful Use, and Information Exchanges From May 2011 to October 2012 (1 year 6 months) Advisory Board Member @ The Harris FHIE Advisory Board provides counsel to the state HIE execution team and Florida's Agency for Health Care Administration. From September 2010 to October 2012 (2 years 2 months) Board Member @ From 2007 to February 2010 (3 years) HIE Workgroup Member @ HIE Workgroup Member, Certification Commission Health Information Technology, Washington, DC Interoperable EHRs require a structure for sharing information—a secure network, the HIE Work Group is tasked with initiating the development of criteria and tests for these emerging health information exchanges. http://www.cchit.org/hie/ From June 2007 to 2010 (3 years) BROWARD HEALTH Director of Quality and Performance Improvement @ From 2007 to 2010 (3 years) Board Member @ Executive Committee Member, Florida Sterling Council, Tallahassee, FL
Established in 1992, the Florida Sterling Council is a public/private not-for-profit corporation supported by the Executive Office of the Governor. It is comprised of public and private sector members. The Council is led by the Executive Committee which oversees the Governor's Sterling Award for Performance Excellence and all Sterling process activities, including the annual Sterling conference. From August 2007 to July 2009 (2 years) Director of the Florida Center for Health Information and Policy Analysis @ Under the Bush Administration and the Crist Administration in the State of FLorida; charged with implementing Florida’s initiatives in health care transparency and health information technology, leading the nation in creating a consumer-centric delivery system for the 21st Century.
Directed and managed 40 staff members within the Florida Center for Health Information and Policy Analysis in the planning, development, organization, implementation and evaluation of health information systems related to data collection, analysis and dissemination for the Agency for Health Care Administration.
Directed the operations associated with data collection, quality measures, audits, data analysis, data integrity and all aspects of data and information security. Directs the collection of health care data and health care information necessary for the statewide comprehensive health planning.
Directs the release of such data/information to health care consumers and health care providers. Provides leadership locally and nationally in the collection, use and dissemination of health data and works to ensure that health data collection and other activities throughout the bureau are coordinated and responsive to the needs of public programs and health policymakers.
Directs the development, planning, maintenance and improvement of consumer tools:
www.FloridaHealthFinder.gov; www.MyFloridaRx.Com, and the state’s health literacy website www.FloridaHealthStat.com From December 2004 to August 2007 (2 years 9 months) Executive Director @ Provided strategic guidance around the development of a statewide health information exchange. The liaison between the Advisory Board, the AHCA, and Governor’s Bush’s Office. Responsible for attending and hosting a range of events, new program inaugurations and educational events. Often spoke directly with reporters, government representatives and members of the community, spending the majority of the time acting as the public face of the organization.
The liaison between the Governor’s Health Information Infrastructure Advisory Board and a range of external stakeholders, both state wide and nationally. Develop and maintain relationships with other healthcare leaders. Worked personally with leaders in the business and government world, cultivating long-term strategic partnerships to increase the organization's effectiveness serving unmet needs. Worked with the Florida Legislature to establish a grant program for funding Florida’s first local health information exchanges in Orlando, Tallahassee, Miami, and Pensacola. From December 2004 to August 2007 (2 years 9 months) Senior Policy Analyst, Committee on Health CAre @ Served with the Florida Legislature for over 9 years, under the Wallace, Webster, Thrasher, Finney, Byrd, and Bense Administrations. As the Senior Legislative Analyst for the Committee on Health Care, charged with bill and amendment drafting and analyses, developing committee legislation, and planning public meetings and committee meetings. Analyzed proposed legislation to determine its effectiveness and the impact of its passage on the state and other entities and individuals; monitor and coordinate the progress of committee legislation in the Executive and Judicial Branches to ascertain that legislative intent is met; brief legislators; conduct research and analyze statistical and qualitative data for summative and final reports; prepare policy briefs. Statutory achievements include drafting health policy law concerning health insurance, managed care regulation, practitioner licensure and regulation, facility licensure and regulation, certificate of need, trauma care, children’s health insurance, emergency medical services, long term care, mental health issues, substance abuse, health privacy and security issues and health information technology.
Specific acts drafted include, but not limited to:
“The 2004 Affordable Health Care for Floridians Act”
“The Office of Women’s Health Strategy”
“The 2003 Medicaid Implementation Act”
“CON —Open Heart Surgery”
‘Florida Trauma System”
As a lead house staff, trained incoming freshmen legislators and their staff on the legislative process, including committee procedures and chamber procedures as it relates to the Official House of Representatives Rules. Provided health policy training to House and Senate members with the development and execution of the 2003 Florida Legislature Health Care Summit and the 2004 Women’s Health Policy Review.
Staffed the Select Committee on Affordable Health Care, under the Byrd Administration. From April 1995 to December 2004 (9 years 9 months) Legislative Aide, Rep. Horan @ From 1995 to 1998 (3 years) Admissions Manager @ From January 1990 to May 1994 (4 years 5 months)
Georgia State UniversityLakeshore High School Lisa Rawlins is skilled in: Healthcare, Training, Policy, Healthcare Management, Hospitals, Program Management, EHR, Health Information Exchange, Healthcare Information Technology, EMR, Change Management, Healthcare Industry, Government, Medicaid, Informatics
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