Mark Roche

Mark Roche

Member of:

Federal Representative
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)

Mark is a physician informaticist with over 18 years of experience working in government and industry sectors in US, Canada and the EU on initiatives such as national e-Health strategy, interoperability standards and cross-enterprise EHR systems integration. His specialty interests include technologies such as FHIR, NLP and ML/AI that enable meaningful exchange and utilization of clinical data with the goal to optimize clinical outcomes. Mark’s goal is to meaningfully integrate patient data into clinical workflow and to deliver actionable data insights for clinicians to make the right decision for the right patient.

Mark is currently serving as the Chief Health Informatics Officer (CHIO) with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid (CMS) where he formulates and implements the clinical, policy and technical aspects of CMS’ interoperability strategy that allows patient’s access to their data and sharing of such data across care continuum. Mark currently leads maturation of FHIR-based RESTfull API standards through initiatives such as CARIN Alliance and HL7’s Da Vinci Project.

Formerly, Mark served as the senior advisor to the U.S. Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) where designed US interoperability roadmap and the components for the 2015 E-certification rule (EHR Certification program) in support of CMS’ Promoting Interoperability program. Mark also worked at National Cancer Institute on adoption of interoperable technologies for clinical trials monitoring, in Canada on nation-wide adoption of EHR products, and with industry participants in the U.S. on design of EHR modules for data capture and data analytics.

Mark completed medical training at the University of Vienna Medical School, post-doctoral fellowship in Bioinformatics at National Institutes of Health, Master of Science in Medical Informatics program at Northwestern University and is a former adjunct professor at Northwestern University.

Content last reviewed on July 11, 2019
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