Developing an optimal organizational structure and process redesign for an electronic health information technical standards organization

Health Level Seven (HL7) is a volunteer-driven technical standards development organization that focuses on the standards for exchanging health information electronically. Due to the importance of standards in the development of a national health information infrastructure, HL7 will be increasingly relied upon to produce timely standards.This project will assist HL7 in engaging the services of a management consulting firm to address the strategic long-term goals for HL7, its role at the national level in the increasingly crowded standards/interoperability space, and how it will operate most effectively to expedite the standards development of its members. The Foundation has a strong and continued interest in the development of a national health information infrastructure. Through its standards work, HL7 is expected to play a pivotal role in facilitating the development of that infrastructure.

Grant Details

Amount Awarded $381,600.00

Awarded on: 8/22/2005

Time frame: 8/1/2005 - 9/30/2006

Grant Number: 51221


Health Level Seven, Inc.

Suite 227
3300 Washtenaw Avenue
Ann Arbor, 48104-4261


Mark McDougall
Project Director