VP, Health IT Strategy & Policy
Anacortes, WA 98221
Jamie Ferguson is Vice President of Health Information Technology (IT) Strategy and Policy at Kaiser Permanente and a fellow of the Institute for Health Policy. He is responsible for Kaiser Permanente standards, strategies, policies, and external relations related to health IT informatics, privacy, security, and artificial intelligence. Prior to these assignments, Mr. Ferguson was responsible for information architecture and strategy, and he 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, and has taught, lectured, published articles, and received awards for his work in healthcare informatics. He served on the HHS Health IT Policy Committee, and he chaired the Clinical Operations and Vocabulary subcommittees of ONC’s Health IT Standards Committee. 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. Mr. Ferguson has represented healthcare interests on boards of private organizations including the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), World Economic Forum (WEF), the Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange (WEDI), and the Sequoia Project. He also has held leadership roles in healthcare standards developing organizations including SNOMED International, Health Level Seven International (HL7), International Organization for Standardization (ISO), and the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C).
Mr. Ferguson earned a Bachelor of Science degree with honors 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, the Subcommittee on Privacy, Confidentiality, and Security, and Committee’s ICD-11 Work Group.