About Keith Boone

Keith Boone

Keith Boone is a Standards Architect working with the Systems Interoperability and Standards group of GE Healthcare. He works with a team of standards experts representing GE Healthcare to various standards organizations, develops standards used for Healthcare, and teaches and promotes those standards in the Healthcare industry. He has been working in Healthcare IT for more than a decade, and as a software developer and implementer of standards for more than 25 years.

Keith is currently a member of the board of HL7 International, and co-chair of the Patient Care Coordination Planning committee in Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise. He is the author of a new text: The CDA™ Book (published by Springer), and has authored or edited more than a dozen standards and implementation guides using the HL7 Clinical Document Architecture standard. He contributed to the development of the HL7 CDA standard, and was one of the editors of the HL7 Continuity of Care Document (CCD) during his tenure as co-chair of the Structured Documents workgroup in HL7. He also co-chaired the Care Management and Health Records committee in ANSI/HITSP and was an editor for the HITPS C32 Summary Documents using the HL7 CCD, now required by the meaningful use regulations.

Keith writes a daily blog on Healthcare Standards topics, and he is also contributor to blogs on Healthcare IT News, and Hospital Impact. He enjoys teaching his children arcane mathematics, and riding his motorcycle. He can be found on twitter as @motorcycle_guy.

From Thought Leadership to Execution

Welcome from HIMSS, where as a Standards Geek for the last decade, I’ve been celebrating the end of one year’s interoperability standards development cycle and the start of a new one.  This year I begin it in a new role: … Read more