HL7® International, the global authority on interoperability of health information technology with members in 55 countries, today announced the appointment of two new members to the HL7 board of directors to serve a two-year term: Aashima Gupta, director, global healthcare solutions, Google Cloud; Judy Wawira Gichoya, M.D., M.S., assistant professor, radiology and imaging sciences, Emory University School of Medicine.
“These leaders represent a critical cross section of global stakeholders who are committed to advancing health through information technology. We are delighted to welcome them to the HL7 board of directors,” said Charles Jaffe, M.D., Ph.D., CEO of HL7. “Their strategic expertise and diverse experience will contribute greatly to HL7’s goal of improving the quality of care and reducing costs by overcoming the barriers to interoperability.”
Aashima Gupta serves as the global leader of healthcare provider solutions at Google Cloud. In this role, she sets the direction for transformative health care solutions. She is focused on the dynamic intersection of industry imperatives, technology, and interoperability efforts that enable new models for care and improved patient experiences. By incorporating strategic technology elements of artificial intelligence and cloud technologies into the care regimen, Gupta believes that patient care and experiences can be substantially improved. Formerly, Gupta led digital health incubations at Kaiser Permanente and helped launch the Care Connectivity Consortium that worked together to build a health information exchange between health systems. She was also responsible for driving innovation in digital technologies, including a project centered around remote monitoring of diabetic people. Aashima serves on the board of directors for IntelyCare and board of advisors for HIMSS NA, and GRAIL. She was recently recognized as one of the Most Influential Women in Healthcare IT by HIMSS and as one of the Top 100 Women in Fem Tech and Health Tech by the WomenTech C-Level Network. Aashima received her Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Master of Science in Computer Applications from Delhi University, India.
Judy Wawira Gichoya, M.D., M.S., serves as an assistant professor in the department of radiology and imaging sciences at Emory University School of Medicine where she is a multidisciplinary researcher, trained as both an informatician and interventional radiologist. In addition, she is also a NIH Data Scholar at the Fogarty International Center, where she helps with the Open Data Science Platform (OSDP) component of the DSI Africa Initiative to “Harness Data Science for Health in Africa.” Her research focusses on curating diverse datasets for AI and validating AI models in real world settings which led to her recognition as the 2021 Most Influential Radiology Researcher by the radiology community website AuntMinnie.com. Dr. Gichoya has more than a decade in open-source projects working as a developer, implementor and evaluator of various standards and systems used in low resource settings. She has contributed to supporting the imaging informatics community by developing the SIIM dataset used for the annual datathon, as well as providing multiple tools to work with DICOM standard for imaging workflows. She has also participated in previous IHE connectathon events. Dr. Gichoya serves on the board of SIIM (Society of Imaging Informatics in Medicine), the American College of Radiology AI advisory board and holds committee positions in multiple radiology societies.