Lisa R Nelson
Medical Informatics and Health Information Technology Consulting

"I work in creative collaboration with smart, inspiring people on projects that contribute to the healing of the world.”

  -   Louise Hay

"Let us be about setting high standards for life, love, creativity, and wisdom. If our expectations in these areas are low, we are not likely to experience wellness. Setting high standards makes every day and every decade worth looking forward to"

  -   Greg Anderson



ADVault, Inc., Dallas, TX
Support and guidance on the development and use of CDA documents to support information exchange. Sep 2013 - Present
Healthix, Public Health Information Exchange, New York, NY
Support pilot implementation of digital Care Plan exchange. Apr 2016 - Present
Blue Cross Blue Shield Association, Chicago, IL
Analyzed and addressed specification gaps in current C-CDA R2.1 Care Plan document implementation guidance. Oct 2014 - Aug 2015
Supported pilot implementation of digital Care Plan exchange. Nov 2015 - Jan 2016
Analyzed HEDIS quality measures to support experimentation with CQL based eCQM definitions and FHIR support for quality measures. Jun 2016 - Aug 2016
Lantana Consulting Group, East Thetford, VT
Supported annual updates for electronic clinical quality measures included in the CMS Meaningful Use Program. Sep 2014 - Jan 2016
Center for Disease Control, Child Disabilities Division, Atlanta, GA
Provided support and  development for the Early Hearing Detection and Intervention Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise (IHE) interoperability profiles. Sep 2015 - Sep 2016
Public Health Informatics Institute, Decatur, GA
Revised and developed IHE interoperability profile for the Hearing Plan of Care document for sharing early hearing detection and intervention plans and testing results.
Sep 2013 - Aug 2015
Public Health Data Standards Consortium, Baltimore, MD
Supported development of CDA specifications for public health case reporting; early hearing-loss detection and intervention, data processing guidance for creating patient-level QRDA-based quality measure documents; and CDA design for occupatiopnal health information. Jul 2010 - Jun 2013
Center for Disease Control, Vital Records Division, Atlanta, GA
Supported development of CDA-based vital record reporting for birth and fetal death reporting. Jul 2010 - Apr 2016
Data element mapping from X12 to C-CDA data elements. Jan 2013 - Aug 2013
Developed a specification showing how to use IHE profiles to improve the way data collection is performed to support the National Center for Health Statistics. June 2013 - Oct 2014
Clinical Data Interchange Standards Consortium (CDISC), Austin, TX
Provided CDA support for implementing IHE Profiles for RFD, DEX, and SDC.
Jan 2014 - Aug 2014
Mapped data element from CDASH standard to C-CDA Continuity of Care Document (CCD) data elements.
Apr 2013 - Jun 2013
OTech, Aubrey, TX
Developed and delivered training on the principles and use of the HL7 CDA R2 standard. Jul 2012 - Jul 2013
Edmond Scientific, Fairfax, VA
Provided general standards support for the Veteran’s Administration. Sep 2013 - Aug 2014
Ready Computing, New York, NY.
Supported Health Information Exchanges (HIEs) and software implementers in the use of CDA for primary care coordination, generation of CDA-based patient questionnaires and QRDA quality measure documents. Jul 2010 - Jul 2011


Health Level Seven (HL7)
Participant in multiple workgroups and task forces developing domain analysis models, logical models, implementation guides, examples and other standards.  Contributor for many ballots and ballot reconciliations. Most active in the following  work groups: Structured Documents, Patient Care, Templates, and Vocabulary.(Certified HL7 CDA Specialist)
Sep 2011 - Present
Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise (IHE), Oak Brook, IL
Contributor in multiple technical committees in the development of IHE profile specifications. Model specifications for trial implementation in an automated testing environment. Design CDA Content Document and integration profile tests for Connectathon. Support the vendor community testing and validating system integration  within the IHE framework. Jul 2010 - Present
HIMSS Health Story Project, Chicago, IL
Develop and deliver educational programs that foster interoperability and innovation for EHR systems based on stakeholder requirement for telling a person's complete health story. Support industry advances in sharing a patient's story using the HL7 CDA Standard. (Co-chair 2016-2017)
Jul 2013 - Present
Wonderful Westerly Toastmasters, Westerly, RI
Charter member. (Certified Toastmaster)
Jan 2016 - Present
Mentor for internship program
Holy Cross Sep 2013 - Aug 2014
Providence College Sep 2011 - May 2012
Brown University Medical School
May 2011 - Aug 2011