Decoding the Interoperability Ruling:
Access When You Need It

  • November 22, 2021
  • 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM ET
  • Online

The Interoperability and Patient Access Final Rule is designed to put a patient’s health record in the palm of their hand. But once we get past the platforms, apps and APIs, what does it really mean for the patients?

Attend this panel discussion to see how patients can actually make use of interoperability to gain greater access to their health records — everything from showing their list of medicines to a new doctor to verifying that their first-grader has the proper Measles-Mumps-Rubella (MMR) vaccination to enter school. It is not about the technology. It is about the peace of mind the technology brings.


Ricky Sahu
1up Health

Ricky Sahu’s experience is at the intersection of transformative technology and the execution of healthcare policy with the goal of solving essential business problems and patient challenges. He is currently the CEO and co-founder of 1upHealth, a serverless FHIR® platform with a cloud-native engine that re-shapes siloed legacy data into conformed and computable data that unlocks value for customers and patients.  Prior to 1up, he worked at Google to automate customer support and forecast staffing demand for hundreds of employees globally. He also led tech at a media startup to build tools for customers like Sony and Microsoft that automate online marketing using ML. He was the VP of Engineering for CareJourney, founded by Aneesh Chopra (former CTO for President Obama) where he scaled ACO analytics. Sahu studied Systems Engineering & Economics at the University of Virginia.

Jennifer Blumenthal

Jennifer Blumenthal is the CEO and Co-Founder of OneRecord. OneRecord is a digital healthcare company that empowers consumers to access, aggregate, and share their healthcare data with the people and organizations that they trust.  Ms. Blumenthal has become an expert in everything related to FHIR, healthcare interoperability, and patient/member engagement. Additionally, Ms. Blumenthal is actively involved in a number of HealthIT industry initiatives as: Chair of the Privacy and Security Committee at the CommonWell Health Alliance, Chair of Consumer-Facing Technology at Carequality, Originating Committee Member of the Information Blocking Workgroup for Providers at the Sequoia Project, and Ms. Blumenthal takes an active role at the CARIN Alliance promoting consumer access and consumer directed-exchange.

Vik Kheterpal, MD
Care Evolution

Vik Kheterpal, MD, is a principal at CareEvolution, Inc., a leading provider of secure interoperability solutions. The company markets HIEBus™, a health care interoperability platform to enable edge applications to share clinical information in a secure, reliable, and incremental manner. Offering core capabilities like a community-wide master patient index, terminology standardization, episode grouping, and advanced analytics, HIEBus powers statewide and regional exchanges, regional care coordination networks, provider-centric clinical integration initiatives, and multicenter observational data studies. Dr. Kheterpal is very active in the interoperability and health information technology landscape and serves as technical director of the South Carolina Health Information Exchange. Previously, Dr. Kheterpal served as the global general manager and vice president for clinical information systems for GE Healthcare, where he led GE’s clinical IT initiatives. Dr. Kheterpal received his doctorate in medicine from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, where he also earned a bachelor’s degree in biomedical sciences.

Jonas Shoor
Director Interoperability Product Management
Gainwell Technologies

Jonas Shoor is the Director Product Management for Interoperability for Gainwell Technologies. In this role, Jonas brings more than 20 years of working with private and public healthcare organizations creating technical solutions to deliver better business outcomes. From years of applying federal and state requirements into solution designs, he fully understands CMS regulations and guidance in the maturing landscape of interoperability and health information access.