Lisa R Nelson
Medical Informatics and Health Information Technology Consulting

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Lisa Nelson is a medical informatics consultant and business innovator with over 20 years of experience in the development and use of health information technology (HIT) standards.

She has been a contributing author on multiple national standards for the use of digital health records and clinical quality measures. She co-authored the HL7 CDA specification for patient generated documents and the HL7 CDA specification for personal advance care plans. She is a co-author on the C-CDA R2.1 Companion Guide currently in ballot reconciliation.

Lisa has over four years of experience validating CDA R2 implementations for the Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise (IHE) Connectathon and was an active participant in the initial and all subsequent CDA Consolidation projects. She is a founding member of the HL7 CDA Examples Task Force. She also participates in other projects critical to the use and evolution of CDA such as S&I Framework projects for electronic Long-term Support Services (eLTSS), Data Provenance (DPROV), and Structured Data Capture (SDC). She is a member of several HL7 Work Groups including: Structured Documents, Patient Care, and Templates. Lisa is also a member of the IHE Quality, Research, and Public Health Domain.

Lisa serves on the board of a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) and was a member of the core management team for two of Inc. 500's fastest - growing firms. In 2011, Lisa founded the Janie Appleseed Network (, a non-profit initiative that fosters consumer health literacy and transforms consumer needs into the technical requirements that improve the functioning of HIT systems. She has broad business management experience, was a 2009 semi-finalist in the Rhode Island Business Plan Competition, and is a Certified Toastmaster.

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