Rich Landen, MBA, MPH
Rich holds master’s degrees in Public Health and Business Administration from Columbia University. His undergraduate degree is a BA from the University of Cincinnati. Now retired, his early career began as a hospital orderly in Denver, Colorado, and grew into in hospital administration in New York City. He then moved into national standards development, initially paper claim form standards and later the HIPAA electronic data interchange (EDI) with X12, HL7, and NCPDP and then the ACA operating rules. He was Director of Regulatory Affairs for an EHR developer during the initial phases of the HITECH Meaningful Use program (now called Promoting Interoperability).
Currently in his second term on the National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics (NCVHS), Rich co-chairs the NCVHS Standards Subcommittee. NCVHS work products include recommendations on HIPAA standards and operating rules, terminologies and vocabularies, ICD-11, privacy beyond HIPAA, and community level health data.
Rich has been a leader in industry standards organizations including the Accredited Standards Committee X12, the National Uniform Billing Committee (UB claim form) and the National Uniform Claim Committee (CMS-1500 claim form). He served on the board of directors of the ANSI Health Information Technology Standards Panel (HITSP) and the Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange (WEDI). He was a member of the Workgroup for Computerized Patient Records, the Markle Foundation Consumer Access Work Group and the National Health Care Anti-fraud Association. He chaired the HIMSS EHR Association’s Patient Safety Work Group.
Rich represented Harris/QuadraMed in the areas of federal regulation and national forums relating to clinical health information technology software products in the US and Canada, including its MU-certified electronic health record. Rich was director of health information technology at the BlueCross BlueShield Association. He was one of the developers of X12’s original 837 Claim and the 835 Remittance Advice transactions. Further background includes: executive director, Colorado Community Health Management Information System (CHMIS); member, Colorado Health EDI Advisory Board; member, New York City Emergency Medical Services System Advisory Board; board chair, Sunshine Fire Protection District; associate director, Health Insurance Association of America (now AHIP); and associate director, CAQH Committee on Operating Rules for Information Exchange (CORE).