Elizabeth Palena-Hall

LTPAC Coordinator
Office of the National Coordinator For Health IT
Liz Palena Hall, RN, MIS, MBA joined the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) in 2011, where she serves as the Long-Term and Post-Acute Care Coordinator. In this role, Liz leads efforts to advance health IT adoption and interoperability across the care continuum, including health information exchange between acute care, post-acute care, community-based services, individuals, families, and caregivers. She provides expertise and leadership on policies, technical standards and quality measurement activities to advance health IT enabled care coordination and is an ONC federal lead on efforts to identify health IT standards for eLTSS.    Liz’s career in healthcare and information technology extends over 20 years and includes work in a variety of healthcare and academic settings as a registered nurse, clinical informaticist, and educator. Previously, as the Web Services Coordinator at George Washington University Medical Center (GWUMC), she was responsible for software evaluation, customization, usability testing, implementation, customer support, and management of vendor relationships. She also served as Adjunct Faculty at GWUMC teaching Health Informatics to undergraduate adult learners including clinical research administrators and emergency medical technicians.   Liz is a graduate of Penn State School of Nursing where she received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing and a graduate of UNC Chapel Hill where she received her Master of Science in Information Science. She also attended George Washington University and received a Master of Business Administration focusing on Health Services Administration.