Ken Rubin, Director of Standards and Interoperability (VHA Office of Knowledge Based Systems) for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and the Co-Chair of the Healthcare Domain Task Force at Object Management Group (OMG) recently interviewed Ed Hammond, PhD during an OMG technical committee (TC) meeting in Reston, VA.
The discussion included Dr. Hammond’s long standing career in health informatics and his role in the accomplishments of Health Level 7 (HL7) over the last ten years. When asked about the TC meeting and what he saw as the key benefit to holding an event with stakeholders from many different industries, Dr. Hammond stated, “informatics has no boundaries. It really does go across all sorts of professions. It takes equality across multiple professions to do what we are trying to do–clinicians and technologists working together with different backgrounds solving common problems.”