18 members on Epic, IBM's DOD contract advisory council

Last week, Epic and IBM announced the formation of an advisory council to assist them should they receive the contract to design and develop the Department of Defense's upgraded EHR and information systems.

The advisory group is made up of 18 members from 12 organizations, including executives, physicians and representatives of Epic clients, according to an IBM/Epic fact sheet. Five of the advisory members are veterans.

Here are the members of the Military Health System advisory group. Veterans are indicated with an asterisk.

Ross Martin, MD. Vice President of Policy and Development, American Medical Informatics Association.

*Monte Brown, MD. Vice President of Administration and Associate Dean of Veterans Affairs, Duke Medicine (Durham, N.C.).

Jeffrey Ferranti, MD. CIO and Vice President for Medical Informatics, Duke Medicine (Durham, N.C.).

Gregory Moore, MD, PhD. Chief Emerging Technology & Informatics Officer, Geisinger Health System (Danville, Pa.).

Nate Farley, DDS. Prosthodontist, Gundersen Health System (La Crosse, Wis.).

Jim Best. Vice President of Integration Management, Mercy (Chesterfield, Mo.).

Alice Stewart. Vice President of Clinical Systems, Mercy (Chesterfield, Mo.).

Bruce Darrow, MD, PhD. CMIO and Vice President of Information Technology, Mount Sinai Health System (New York).

Kristin Myers. Vice President of IT Clinical Transformation and Project Management Office, Mount Sinai Health System (New York).

Stephen Lawless, MD. Vice President of Quality and Safety, Nemours (Jacksonville, Fla.).

Gina Altieri. Vice President of Corporate Services, Nemours (Jacksonville, Fla.).

Jim Noga. CIO and Vice President, Partners HealthCare (Boston).

*Bert Reese. CIO and Senior Vice President, Sentara Healthcare (Norfolk, Va.).

*Jonathan Manis. CIO and Senior Vice President, Sutter Health (Sacramento, Calif.).

Edward Babakanian. CIO, University of California San Diego Health System.

*Daniel Barchi. CIO, Yale-New Haven (Conn.) Hospital.

*Major William Lyles. Patient Champion for the Advisory Group, Former Army Special Forces Team Leader.

Bruce Turkstra. Implementation Advisor for the Group, Former CIO of Kaiser Permanente (Oakland, Calif.).

"Each member has volunteered to provide input on their successful experiences with governance, best practices, training, interoperability, analytics, research population health, patient engagement and more," according to the fact sheet.

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