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Walter Suarez

MD, MPH
Executive Director
Kaiser Permanente
Regulatory Requirements Group. He is also a past member of the Health IT Standards Committee (HITSC) of the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC), and co-chaired the HITSC Privacy and Security Workgroup. He is an active member of several national and international organizations, including Founding President and Member of the Board of Directors of the Public Health Data Standards Consortium (PHDSC); member of the Executive Board of the Joint Public Health Informatics Task Force (JPHITF); and member of several National and International Standards Development Organizations, including Health Level 7 (HL7), ASC-X12 and ISO TC215 Health Informatics. He has been the recipient of numerous regional and national awards, including the Minnesota Physician's "Most Influential Health Care Leaders" in 1997 and 1998, the WEDI 2004, 2006 and 2007 Distinguished Service Award and the first recipient of WEDI's "Andrew H. Melczer" Excellence in Volunteerism Award, in 2005 and the "WEDI 2015 Louis W. Sullivan Award of Excellence".

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