The IHTSDO head office is located in central Copenhagen, Denmark, on the oldest square in Copenhagen called "Gammeltorv" (Old Square). The IHTSDO staff is responsible for IHTSDO's day-to-day management and operations. The staff includes:
Jan-Eric Slot MB MSc MBA
Jan-Eric Slot has served as the CIO at the Academic Medical Centre at the University of Amsterdam where he still lectures in IT Governance and is an editor of HITE (Hospital Information Technology Europe) publication. Before joining the university Jan-Eric held a variety of senior positions in health related IT companies in Europe and the US. He attended medical school in Amsterdam and also holds Masters degrees in Information Systems and Business Administration and is fluent in several European languages.
David Markwell MB BS, LRCP, MRCS
David is, by training, a family doctor. He has worked full time on EHR development and standardisation for more than 25 years. Prior to taking up his current role (October 2011), he worked as an independent contractor, in the design and documentation of SNOMED CT. During this time he also provided SNOMED CT training courses in many countries and served as first Chair of the Concept Model Working Group. In the UK he led the technical effort to develop the GP2GP message standard which is now widely used to exchange structured patient records between NHS General Practices. He has also contributed to EHR and clinical communication standardisation work in the BSI, CEN and HL7 and has chaired several health-related standards groups including the HL7 EHR Special Interest Group and HL7 UK.
IHTSDO's Chief Quality Officer leads the development, implementation, and maintenance of our quality strategy and framework. Ms. Millar brings a deep understanding of health information standards and associated assurance processes to this role. Prior to joining IHTSDO, she has been Head of Information Standard Services in the National Health Service in England since 2001. In this capacity, Ms. Millar's area also provides links to the British Standards Institute's Health Information Standards Committee, thus linking to the work of international standards bodies.
Mr. Gutai has over 20 years of cross-sector experience in information technology, including government, financial services, telecommunications, and process control in manufacturing. Most recently, he has served as a Chief Architect for Fujitsu Services, primarily defining an enterprise architecture and IT strategy for DVLA, an Agency of the Department for Transport in the United Kingdom, to meet the needs of the Agency's clients and its 6500 staff in more than 40 locations.
Kent Spackman, M.D. Ph.D
Prior to joining IHTSDO, Dr. Spackman was the Scientific Director of SNOMED and Chair of the SNOMED International Editorial Board at the College of American Pathologists. He was a professor of pathology and medical informatics at Oregon Health and Science University in Portland, Oregon. He is an internationally recognized expert on biomedical knowledge representation. His informatics research has focused on applied artificial intelligence, including machine learning, natural language understanding, and clinical terminology. He is a Fellow of the American College of Medical Informatics.
Penni Hernandez, RN, ND
Ian holds the current position of Content Development Coordinator with the IHTSDO. He comes with a clinical background in nursing, including teaching Advanced Life Support to other clinicians. He has worked in the English NHS for 26 years as a nurse, healthcare manager and informatician. He has a degree in Nursing practice and a Master's degree in Healthcare Quality Management. He has been a member of the IHTSDO's Quality Committee since its origination in 2007, and has been involved with SNOMED developments since 2003. He has also been actively involved in a number of IHTSDO subgroups.
Berit Jensen, M.A.
Berit has a master's degree in Computational Linguistics from the University of Copenhagen. She has been working in the translation business for many years with the main focus on IT terminology.
Christina Nilsson, M.A.
Christina Nilsson is Project Manager at the IHTSDO. Christina holds a Master of Arts in International Relations from the University of St. Andrews. Additionally, she is certified in PRINCE2 (Foundation and Practitioner).
Juliet Gole Krarup (maternity cover)
Yohani Daruis (currently on maternity leave)
Yohani comes to the IHTSDO with over 15 years of experience in project management, office management, administrative procedures and customer service. In this time she has acquired wide-ranged knowledge in various industries as well as become accustomed to working with different cultures having worked in Asia, Australia and Europe. Yohani holds a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice, from Victoria University, Melbourne.
|IHTSDO®, SNOMED® and SNOMED CT® are registered trademarks of the International Health Terminology Standards Development Organisation.|