Best Practices Workgroup

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NEW! Attendance Tracker for Workgroup meetings

In order to streamline attendance tracking for each workgroup, there is a new form at the bottom of each workgroup page that participants should use to "sign in" at the start of each workgroup call. If you are not at a computer during the call, the workgroup lead will ask that you state your name and organization at the start of the call to be sure your attendance is recorded. Click here to access the form for the Best Practices workgroup ONLY. For other workgroups' attendance forms, see the link on the respective landing pages.

Purpose and Goals

Purpose: Take recommendations of the HIT Policy Committee and create a specific set of best practices for organizations participating in pilots, and subsequent to the pilots, monitor the policies to determine how effective and workable they are in the real world. The focus will be on making the Direct Project as simple and easy to implement as possible for small practices running exchange services, with emphasis on providing simple solutions for fulfilling meaningful use criteria.

Consensus Approved Deliverables

Certificate Pilot Recommendations Discussion
Best Practices for HISPs -- Recommendations covering legal agreements, security, privacy and transparency
Evaluation Criteria for Trust Anchors and Certification Authorities

Deliverables up for Consensus

Work in Progress

Other Documents
Lessons Learned from Exchange:


We meet via phone from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. EST on alternating Thursdays.
  • Upcoming meeting dates:
    • May 5
    • May 19
    • June 2
    • June 16
    • June 30
    • July 14
    • July 28



  • David McCallie, Cerner
Rich Elmore
Amber Broadwater
Dynamik Care
Susan Torzewski
Laurie Tull
CareSpark/Anakam HIE Tech
Peter Clark
CareSpark/Anakam HIE Tech
Kevin McLeod
CareSpark/Anakam HIE Tech
Deven McGraw
Center for Democracy & Technology
David McCallie
David Kibbe
Clinical Groupware Collaborative
Michael Firriolo
Garden State Health Systems
John Williams
Garden State Health Systems
Wes Rishel
John Moehrke
Nageshwara Bashyam
Harris Corporation
Karen Witting
Don Jorgenson
Patrick Pyette
Zachary Gillen
Jack Kemery
Mark Stine
MedPlus/Quest Diagnostics
Gary Christensen
Rhode Island Quality Institute
Greg Chittim
Rhode Island Quality Institute
Rich Furr
Didi Davis
Serendipity Health, LLC
Tim Cromwell
John Feikema
Bob DeAnna
Recursion Software
Eric Heflin

Meeting Notes / Agenda

Best Practices Meeting 2010-09-16
Best Practices Meeting 2010-09-23
Best Practices Meeting 2010-09-30
Best Practices Meeting 2010-10-07
Best Practices Meeting 2010-10-14
Best Practices Meeting 2010-10-21
Best Practices Meeting 2010-11-04
Best Practices Meeting 2011-01-06
Best Practices Meeting 2011-01-13
Best Practices Meeting 2011-01-27
Best Practices Meeting 2011-02-10
Best Practices Meeting 2011-02-17
Best Practices Meeting 2011-03-03
Best Practices Meeting 2011-03-10
Best Practices Meeting 2011-03-17

Google Group (for mailing purposes only):Best Practices WG Google Group

What We’re Part Of

Implementation Group