Vice President, Health IT Strategy & Policy
1 Kaiser Plaza, 24B
Jamie Ferguson is Vice President of Health Information Technology (IT) Strategy and Policy at Kaiser Permanente and a fellow of its Institute for Health Policy. He is responsible for Kaiser Permanente health IT informatics standards, priorities, and policies, and government and industry relations. Prior to these assignments, Mr. Ferguson was responsible for information strategy and managed the data systems for Kaiser Permanente’s clinical and administrative operations as executive director of Information Management.
Mr. Ferguson has served on numerous government advisory groups and health IT organizations, including the HHS Health IT Policy Committee and ONC’s Health IT Standards Committee, for which he chaired its Clinical Operations and Vocabulary subcommittees. He is the Kaiser Foundation Hospitals’ legal entity-appointed representative (LEAR) to the European Commission (EC) for research projects supporting the US-EU Memorandum of Understanding between HHS and the EC. Most recently he has been active in private organizations including the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) Board of Directors, World Economic Forum (WEF) initiatives and committees, the Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange (WEDI) Board of Directors, the Sequoia Project Board of Directors, the Health Level Seven International (HL7) Board of Directors and committees, the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) project and technical committees. He is the immediate past Chair of the SNOMED International Management Board as well as its Convergent Medical Terminology (CMT) steering committee.
Mr. Ferguson earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry at Yale University and completed graduate coursework in Computer Science at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He was appointed to the Committee in 2020 and serves on the Subcommittee on Standards.