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Christopher G. Chute, M.D., Dr. P.H., has announced his retirement as the chair of International Organization for Standardization (ISO) Technical Committee (TC) 215, Health informatics, effective at the end of the year. On January 1, 2015, Dr. Chute will join the Johns Hopkins University as the Bloomberg Distinguished Professor of Health Informatics; chief health research information officer for the Hopkins enterprise; professor in the Schools of Medicine, Public Health, and Nursing; and professor of computer science by courtesy in the School of Arts and Sciences. He will also take on the responsibility of creating a new Institute for Biomedical Informatics across the health-related schools.
ISO TC 215 focuses on standardization of health informatics to facilitate the coherent and consistent interchange and use of health-related data, information, and knowledge to support and enable all aspects of the health system. Dr. Chute has made tremendous contributions as TC 215 chair on behalf of the U.S. and the committee, and for two decades as an active participant since the original TC 215 meeting in 1994. His multiple roles at Johns Hopkins will not allow him the time he feels is needed to function effectively as TC 215 chair.
The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) congratulates Dr. Chute on this prestigious appointment, and sincerely thanks him for his dedicated service to international standardization.
The leadership of the ANSI-accredited U.S. Technical Activity Group (TAG) to TC 215 is proceeding with plans for a chair designate, to be followed by the designation of a new TC 215 chair, pending ANSI's approval. ANSI member the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) serves at the U.S. TAG administrator; for more information, contact AHIMA.
The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA), a member and accredited standards developer of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), has named Denise Medved as vice president of sales and business development for the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) and International CES Asia. Ms. Medved will lead the CES and CEA sales team, with a focus on developing new business segments. The 2015 International CES will be held January 6-9 in Las Vegas.
Ms. Medved previously served as served as president and CEO of Tiny Kitchen Inc., where she was responsible for strategic and functional management, including the development of partnerships and sponsorships within the cooking and entertainment industry. She also created and launched the Metropolitan Cooking and Entertaining Show held annually in Washington, DC, Houston, and Dallas.
She previously held senior management positions at Reed Exhibition Companies, IDG World Expo, and National Trade Productions, Inc.
Ms. Medved has received Tradeshow Week's Fastest 50 award and Expo Magazine's Expo Elite award. She holds a BBA in finance from The George Washington University in Washington, DC, and is the author of The Tiny Kitchen Cooking and Entertaining and The Bachelor's Tiny Kitchen.
CEA is a technology trade association representing the U.S. consumer electronics industry, and the owner and producer of the International CES. With more than 2,000 company members, the association focuses on legislative advocacy, market research, technical training and education, industry promotion, standards development, and the fostering of business and strategic relationships.
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