Building On Strength: Alembic Foundation Extends Value of CONNECT Open Source Health Information Exchange Project to the Private Sector through Launch of Aurion

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Aurion is an open source health information exchange project chartered through the Alembic Foundation that implements Nationwide Health Information Network standard services and content specifications. The Aurion software enables the secure exchange of interoperable health information among diverse organizations using a wide variety of technologies. Aurion descends from the multi-award winning CONNECT program built by more than 26 agencies participating through the Federal Health Architecture.

Aurion 3.1 is the CONNECT 3.1 codebase rebranded. Organizations implementing Aurion as a part of their health information exchange strategy gain the benefits of implementing nationally-recognized standards enabling data exchange with federal agencies as well as with numerous other health IT stakeholders. Aurion enables health professionals to request, send and receive medical records so critical information can follow patients as they navigate through the health care system. The software places relevant patient medical data at the doctor’s fingertips. It enhances security, promotes public health, and empowers patients to be more active and involved in their own care decisions.

Attendees will learn about the Aurion Project, its relation to CONNECT, and a sense of where the Project is heading in the future with input from the public and private sectors.

David Riley

The Alembic Foundation

David Riley is a committed entrepreneur with startup experience in the private sector and large scale IT projects in the federal sector. He is recognized for his skill in bringing together and managing diverse groups with competing interests. These effective collaborations then take on large, complex problems and produce practical solutions in a reasonable timeframe and within budget.

Before becoming a founding principle for the Alembic Foundation, David was the CONNECT initiative lead for the Federal Health Architecture (FHA) Program in the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC). In this role, he coordinated numerous, diverse federal agencies, states and private sector organizations to enhance health information sharing on a nationwide basis. His work at FHA resulted in the development and release of the CONNECT software, as well as in the formation of the CONNECT open source community.

Prior to joining the FHA team, David served as the Chief, Technology Discovery and Insertion for the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs.

Mr. Riley is an Air Force Trained Primary Care Physician Assistant with a Bachelor’s Degree in Allied Health from the University of Nebraska Medical Center, College of Medicine. He served in the United States Air Force and was deployed during the Persian Gulf War.