Interoperability within Health-focused Agencies

May 16, 2024 | Chapter Event

May 16, 5:30pm, EDT - 9:30pm, EDT

LMI Building, 7940 Jones Branch Dr. Tysons, VA 22102




5:30 - 6:15pm - Networking

6:15 - 6:30pm - Welcome & Announcements

6:30 - 7:30pm - Program

7:30 - 9:30pm - Networking


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Ms. Kerry Goetz


National Eye Institute’s Office of Data Science and Health Informatics

Kerry Goetz is the Director for the National Eye Institute’s Office of Data Science and Health Informatics. In this capacity she is responsible for advancing data management and sharing strategies to make NEI data FAIR (Fully AI-Ready & Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, and Reusable). For over a decade, Kerry has been leading the eyeGENE Program, a controlled access resource with imaging, data, samples, and a patient registry for rare eye conditions. Kerry has also been entrenched in standards development since 2011 and serves on the NIH CDE Governance Committee. She has worked closely with LOINC to create and review ophthalmology codes submitted by partners across the globe. Kerry co-leads the Eye Care and Vision Research OHDSI OMOP Working Group, is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology Standards Working Group, and the DICOM Working Group 9 aligning imaging standards.

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Mr. John Rancourt

Deputy Director, Office of Technology


John Rancourt serves as the Director, Interoperability Division, Office of Policy, Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

The Interoperability Division advances health IT policy implementation through such activities as:

  • The Trusted Exchange Framework and Common Agreement (TEFCA)

  • State and Medicaid interoperability efforts

  • The Public Health Informatics & Technology (PHIT) Workforce Development Program

  • Social determinants of health data interoperability

  • Value-based transformation enabled by health IT

  • Consumer engagement and data access

  • Engagement with public health, behavioral health, EMS, and long-term and post-acute care providers

John joined ONC in 2011 as a Presidential Management Fellow. During his career, John has worked on Capitol Hill, for pharmaceutical companies, for the Government Accountability Office, for the National Academy of Medicine, as a patient advocate, and as a journalist.