SOURCE: Vangent


February 17, 2011 11:34 ET

Vangent Thought Leaders to Present at HIMSS11

ARLINGTON, VA--(Marketwire - February 17, 2011) - Vangent, Inc., a leading global provider of information management and strategic business process solutions, announced today that Craig Miller, Vice President, Health Strategy and Innovation and Erik Pupo, Health Interoperability Architect, will present at the HIMSS11 conference being held February 20-24, 2011 in Orlando, Florida.

Mr. Miller will co-present with Doug Fridsma, Ph.D., Director of Standards and Interoperability at the Office of the National Coordinator. Their session, "Evolving the Nationwide Health Information Network (NHIN) to Address Meaningful Use," will focus on how the NHIN is evolving to address the requirements of meaningful use, including new architectures, standards and policies that will impact information exchange at the Federal, state and non-governmental levels.

What: Evolving the NHIN to Address Meaningful Use

Who: Doug Fridsma, Ph.D., Director, Office of Standards and Interoperability, Office of the National Coordinator with Craig Miller, Vice President, Health Strategy and Innovation, Vangent, Inc.

Date/Time: Wednesday, February 23, 2011; 1-2 p.m.

Location: Orange County Convention Center, Room 308 A

Mr. Miller leads Vangent's Health Strategy and Innovation Group and also serves as a Strategic Advisor for the Federal Health Architecture. He is a leader in defining the architecture for the NHIN. Mr. Miller previously served as Chief Architect for FHA CONNECT, an open source solution for exchanging health information. He has led the development of national use cases for electronic health records for emergency responders, as well as for a common data transport architecture for health information exchange. Mr. Miller is currently leading an international workgroup as part of Open Health Tools to define an international e-health roadmap. He is a member of national workgroups for biosurveillance and telehealth.

Mr. Pupo's session, "The Need for a National Healthcare Security Framework," will discuss how today's healthcare organizations that have been urged to adopt electronic health records need a clear healthcare security framework to guide an integrated strategy that protects patient data. Attendees will learn which tools and resources are needed as part of a healthcare security framework.

What: The Need for a National Healthcare Security Framework

Who: Erik Pupo, M.B.A., CPHIMS, Health Interoperability Architect, Vangent, Inc.

Date/Time: Tuesday, February 22, 2011; 1-2 p.m.

Location: Orange County Convention Center, Room 207 A

Mr. Pupo has 11 years of experience in healthcare, including senior positions in federal, state, and commercial healthcare initiatives. He currently serves as the chief architect to the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology for the Federal Health Architecture program, as well as Strategic Advisor to the NHIN. He is a recognized leader in defining the architecture for the NHIN, and has worked for a large number of healthcare clients in his career, including the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the Food and Drug Administration, National Institutes of Health, State of New York Department of Health, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and Tufts Health Plan.

Vangent will also be participating in the Interoperability Showcase at HIMSS11.

About Vangent, Inc.
Vangent, Inc. is a global provider of consulting, systems integration, human capital management, and business process services to the U.S. federal and international governments, higher education institutions, and corporations. Vangent's 7,500 employees support clients including the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, the U.S. Departments of Defense, Education, Health and Human Services, Labor and Veterans Affairs; and the U.S. Office of Personnel Management, the U.S. Census Bureau, as well as Fortune 500 companies. Headquartered in Arlington, Virginia, the company has offices throughout the U.S. and in the U.K. and Canada. For more information, visit Did you know? Four out of 10 Americans connect with Vangent, but never know it. Learn more at

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