Gary Ozanich, Ph.D. has conducted extensive research on HIT with specializations in interoperability and care coordination. He is past Co-Chair of the HIMSS HIE Roundtable and past Chair of the HIMSS HIE Committee. He was worked on the organizing committee for the HIMSS Pre-Conference Symposium for Interoperability and Health Information Exchange in each of the past 7 years. Dr. Ozanich is a Professor of Practice in the College of Informatics at Northern Kentucky University where he was the founding Director of NKU’s Graduate Program in Health Informatics. He also works as a Senior Consultant at HealthTech Solutions. Dr. Ozanich has conducted extensive research and consulting projects on health information exchange structure, interoperability, services, and sustainability, as well as projects examining care coordination and transitions in care. He is a frequent speaker at national conferences and webinars. His private sector background includes more than 12 years as a Vice President on Wall Street where he was an analyst of the technology and telecommunications industries. Ozanich also worked in consulting at Booz-Allen & Hamilton. Relative to academic positions, he was Associate Director of the Institute of Tele-Information at Columbia University, and has been on the faculties of Michigan State University and University at Buffalo. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is co-authored an undergraduate textbook, Health Information Management and Technology, published by McGraw-Hill in February, 2015.