Rob McCready

Senior Principal, Healthcare Systems Engineer
The MITRE Corporation
Rob McCready has more than 15 years of experience leading software development projects and has been supporting health informatics and healthcare data interoperability projects through MITRE’s Health IT program. Mr. McCready is the MITRE project leader responsible for the execution of the “CDS Connect” project. This an effort for the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) focused on the domain of Clinical Decision Support (CDS). This project is responsible for the identification, design, development, and dissemination of new Patient Centered Outcomes Research CDS artifacts to U.S. health care practices and associated health IT vendors. The CDS Connect project includes the design of a systematic and replicable process of transforming new PCOR findings into shareable, health IT standards-based, and publicly-available CDS. This work includes the design and development of new software prototype tools to aid in the identification, curation, and dissemination of PCOR findings and related CDS artifacts. Mr. McCready is also a Group Leader in MITRE's Health Technology Transformation Center, responsible for leading, managing, and growing MITRE leaders supporting Health Information Technology efforts. He supported the DoD Healthcare Management System Modernization Program, focusing on the Cerner EHR system integration and PACS system. Mr. McCready was also the MITRE leader exploring a healthcare "hackathon" collaboration with the Defense Innovation Unit Experimental (DIUx) program. From 2014 through 2016, Mr. McCready has been the Program Manager for Healthcare Information Technology at the MITRE Corporation, a $10M program of projects. This program included the Tacoma project, responsible for the Quality Data Model (QDM) for expressing Clinical Quality Measures (CQMs), and the open source tool "Bonnie" for testing and verifying behavior of Meaningful Use Stage 3 CQMs.