Implementation Geographies Workgroup Pilot Stage Archive

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The content of this page provides reference to the work of the Direct Project Implementation Geographies Workgroup during its 'Pilot Stage' (2010-2011) as archived on 01/30/2012.

Purpose and Goals

Provide a powerful demonstration of cross-organizational continuity of care.

Deliverables up for Consensus

  • None at this time.

Consensus Approved Deliverables

Work in Progress

Potential Implementation Geographies
Implementation Operational Plan
Implementation Geographies Participation Guidelines - Check List
Pilot Planning High-Level Roadmap
Pilot Planning Shared Documents
Pilot Project Vignettes
Implementation Geographies -- New Operating Model (DRAFT)
Pilot Crosswalks:

Open Questions Tracker for Pilots

Pilot Projects

Several Direct Project pilot projects are taking place across the country. Each is explained below using a Pilot Project Briefing document template (also linked below). The Implementation Geographies Workgroup uses its weekly conference call to receive updates from each pilot project and proactively determine how to help each initiative succeed. To submit a pilot project, create a new wiki page using the Pilot Project Brief Template and create a link to the new page below. Before doing so, ensure that the participating organizations are committed to following through on the implementation and meet the guidelines set forth in the Implementation Geographies Participation Guidelines Check List.

Pilot Project Brief - Rhode Island Quality Institute (shared documents)
Pilot Project Brief - Medical Professional Services (MPS)
Pilot Project Brief - MedAllies(Shared Documents)
Pilot Project Brief - Health Information Partnership for Tennessee/Veterans Affairs
Pilot Project Brief - Redwood MedNet
Pilot Project Brief - ABILITY (formerly VisionShare) and Public Health
Pilot Project Brief - Health Information Network of South Texas
Pilot Project Brief – Cerner Corporation
Pilot Project Brief - MEDfx
Pilot Project Brief - Arizona NW-HIN Pilot
Pilot Project Brief - Gorge Health Connect Pilot
Pilot Project Brief Template

Resource and Collaboration Needs for Pilot Projects

Our Schedule

We meet via phone from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. ET every other Wednesday.


Workgroup Lead: Paul Tuten

Implementation Geography represented (if any)
Richard Elmore

Dave Monic

Michelle Del Guercio
Atlas Medical (Atlas Development Corp.)

Amber Broadwater
IOS Health Systems

Francois Andry

Jonah Frohlich
California Health and Human Service Agency

Chris Voigt
CareSpark/MobileMD (HIE Tech)
Susan Torzewski
Douglas Arnold
Clinical Groupware Collaborative

David C. Kibbe, MD
Clinical Groupware Collaborative

Douglas McLeod
Community Choice PHCO

Bhawna Batra

Vidit Saxena

John Williams
Garden State Health Systems

Michael Firriolo
Garden State Health Systems

Susan Johnston
GSI Health

Noam Arzt
HLN Consulting, LLC

Jeff Cunningham

Pat Pyette
Rhode Island Quality Institute
Bruce Schreiber
Morris-Sommerset IPA
Jon Meyer
Morris-Sommerset IPA
Al Laronne
MedAllies - Hudson Valley - NY
Mark Bamberg
MEDfx - MedVirginia - Verizon - Dominion
Frank Clark
Medical University of SC, South Carolina Research Authority

Eric Heflin

Mark Stine
MedPlus, Inc./Quest Diagnostics

Tom Wagner
MedPlus, Inc./Quest Diagnostics

Marla Kouche

Umesh Madan

Chris Voigt
MobileMD - CareSpark HIE Tech

Robert Barker
NextGen Healthcare Information Systems, Inc.

Yvan Charpentier
NextGen Healthcare Information Systems, Inc.

Chris Harris
NextGen Healthcare Information Systems, Inc.

Brian Ahier
Gorge Health Connect
Gorge Health Connect/Medicity
Will Ross
Redwood MedNet
Northern California
Gary Christensen
Rhode Island Quality Institute
Rhode Island Quality Institute
Greg Chittim
Arcadia Solutions
Rhode Island Quality Institute
Didi Davis
Serendipity Health, LLC
Health Information Partnership for Tennessee
David Tao
MedAllies - Hudson Valley - NY (Albany Med Ctr)
Sri Koka
Techsant Technologies

Paul Tuten
Minnesota (Public Health)
Bob DeAnna
Recursion Software

Meeting Notes / Agenda

Geographies Meeting 2010-04-30
Geographies Meeting 2010-05-07
Geographies Meeting 2010-05-14
Geographies Meeting 2010-05-21
Geographies Meeting 2010-05-28
Geographies Meeting 2010-06-04
Geographies Meeting 2010-06-30
Geographies Meeting 2010-07-07
Geographies Meeting 2010-07-14
Geographies Meeting 2010-07-21
Geographies Meeting 2010-07-28
Geographies Meeting 2010-08-04
Geographies Meeting 2010-08-11
Geographies Plan-a-Thon 2010-08-17
Geographies Meeting 2010-08-25
Geographies Meeting 2010-09-01
Geographies Meeting 2010-09-08
Geographies Meeting 2010-09-15
Geographies Meeting 2010-09-22
Geographies Meeting 2010-09-29
Geographies Meeting 2010-10-06
Geographies Meeting 2010-10-13
Geographies Meeting 2010-10-20
Geographies Meeting 2010-11-03
Geographies Meeting 2010-11-10
Geographies Meeting 2011-01-05
Geographies Meeting 2011-01-12
Geographies Meeting 2011-01-19
Geographies Meeting 2011-01-26
Geographies Meeting 2011-02-16
Geographies Meeting 2011-03-02
Geographies Meeting 2011-03-09
Geographies Meeting 2011-05-18
Geographies Meeting 2011-11-02
Geographies Meeting 2011-11-30
Geographies Meeting 2011-12-14
Geographies Meeting 2012-01-25

Google Group (for mailing purposes only):

Implementation Geographies WG Google Group

What We’re Part Of

Implementation Group