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ANSI Appoints LeRoy E. Jones as Program Manager for Healthcare Information Technology Standards Panel

New York, Feb 07, 2006

The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) has appointed LeRoy E. Jones, CISSP, to manage its contract with the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for the administration of a collaborative effort to harmonize healthcare information technology standards that will communicate and protect data in a health information network for the United States.

A private non-profit organization that administers and coordinates the U.S. voluntary standardization and conformity assessment system, ANSI was awarded the HHS contract in October 2005 under the direction of the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (“ONCHIT-1”) to fund the Healthcare Information Technology Standards Panel (HITSP). More than 150 organizations representing consumers, healthcare providers, public health agencies, government agencies, standards development organizations and other stakeholders have already joined the Panel.

In his role as program manager, Jones will represent ANSI in the fulfillment of its ONCHIT-1 and other related industry and government initiatives. He will represent the Institute at meetings with relevant industry and government participants, develop and execute plans to meet the contract milestones for ONCHIT-1, and infuse ANSI’s expertise and approach into all relevant aspects of ONCHIT-1 activities and deliverables. Mr. Jones will act as an agent of ANSI, but retain his position as principal of the Philadelphia-based consultancy, GSI, LLC (

“LeRoy Jones is a nationally recognized healthcare technology expert and a senior strategist on the direction of health information technology policy, investment and usage,” said Frances E. Schrotter, ANSI senior vice president and chief operating officer. “He has the technical skills, business acumen and personal contacts within the healthcare information technology community to not only support ANSI’s obligations under the ONCHIT-1 contract, but also to significantly advance the harmonization of HIT in the United States.”

Mr. Jones holds a BS in computer science at Carnegie Mellon University and a MS in engineering in the management of technology jointly issued by the Wharton School and the Engineering School of the University of Pennsylvania.

ANSI’s mission is to enhance U.S. global competitiveness and the American quality of life by promoting, facilitating, and safeguarding the integrity of the voluntary standardization and conformity assessment system. Comprised of businesses, professional societies and trade associations, standards developers, government agencies, and consumer and labor organizations, the ANSI Federation represents the diverse interests of more than 125,000 entities and 3.5 million professionals worldwide. More information on the standards harmonization effort may be found online at or

The Institute is the official U.S. representative to the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and, via the U.S. National Committee, the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC), and is a U.S. representative to the International Accreditation Forum (IAF). ANSI currently has offices in New York City and Washington, DC.

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