FHIRside Chat with Edward Yurcisin and Dr. Donald Rucker

Implementation of FHIR (Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR, pronounced "fire") is a standard describing data formats and elements (known as "resources") and an application programming interface (API) for exchanging electronic health records (EHR). The standard was created by the Health Level Seven International (HL7) health-care standards organization.)

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Don Rucker 
Dr. Don Rucker, MD, MBA, MS
Dr. Don Rucker is Chief Strategy Officer at 1upHealth. He recently served as the National Coordinator at ONC where he led the writing of the ONC 21st Century Cures Act Interoperability Rules. Dr. Rucker has practiced emergency medicine for 30 years and is currently on the adjunct faculty at the Ohio State University Dept of Emergency Medicine. He is a graduate of Harvard College, the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and is board certified in emergency medicine, internal medicine and clinical informatics. He has an MBA and an MS in medical computer science, both from Stanford.

Edward Yurcisin 
Edward Yurcisin
Edward Yurcisin leads NCQA’s technology strategy and execution, helping advance continued digital innovation. As Chief Technology Officer, he is responsible for providing organization-wide leadership and direction across products and services, enterprise operations, IT infrastructure, and security.

Ed is a proven technology leader with significant experience implementing technology and data solutions for health care payer and provider customers. Ed joined NCQA in 2022, after serving in C-level positions across leading health care and technology organizations, including Chief Technology Officer at Embedded Healthcare, Chief Product Officer at Onyx Technologies, Chief Data Officer at CareJourney, and Chief Information Officer at PeraHealth. Ed also led several initiatives to improve diversity, including developing a technical recruiting pipeline in Latin America.

Ed holds a BA in Economics with a focus on Econometrics and Quantitative Economics from Duke University.

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