Erica is a recognized expert on health information exchange and interoperability. She most recently led the HIE work for Aledade, with ACOs spanning 15 states and accounting for more than $1.5B in annual health care spend. She led efforts that tripled the company’s hospital connectivity, and evolved the use of health information to reduce avoidable hospitalizations and emergency department encounters. Prior to Aledade, she led the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT’s (ONC’s) Interoperability Portfolio. She also served as one of the directors of ONC’s State HIE Program and as program manager for AHIMA’s State-Level HIE Consensus Project. Erica came to the HIE space through years of healthcare quality and patient safety research at The Joint Commission. She holds a master’s from the University of Colorado, Boulder, and a Six Sigma yellow belt from the University of Wisconsin, Madison.