(Washington, DC – April 18, 2013)  – The US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Federal Communications Commission (ONC) announced today that Galileo Analytics Co-Founder Anna McCollister-Slipp has been appointed to serve on a new federal workgroup focused on protecting patient safety and promoting innovation in health information technology and mobile medical applications.

McCollister-Slipp is one of 29 members selected to serve on the workgroup, which is comprised of leading experts from an array of sectors affected by federal HIT policy, including entrepreneurs, technology vendors, small businesses, third-party payers and venture capital firms, as well as representatives from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), ONC and the FCC.

The workgroup will report directly to the Federal HIT Policy Committee, within the Office of the National Coordinator for HIT (ONC).

The group’s work will help guide the drafting of a report to Congress mandated by the FDA Safety and Innovation Act of 2012 (FDASIA) in which Congress has directed the FDA, FCC and ONC to propose a strategy and recommendations on an appropriate, risk-based regulatory framework for HIT, including medical mobile applications, which promotes innovation, protects patient safety and avoids regulatory duplication.

The full FDASIA workgroup roster, includes:

  • David Bates, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Chair
  • Patricia Brennan, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Geoff Clapp, Better
  • Todd Cooper, Breakthrough Solutions Foundry Inc.
  • Meghan Dierks, Harvard Medical Faculty, Division of Clinical Informatics
  • Esther Dyson, EDventure Holdings
  • Richard Eaton, Medical Imaging & Technology Alliance
  • Anura Fernando, Underwriters Laboratories
  • Lauren Fifield, Practice Fusion Inc.
  • Michael Flis, Roche Diagnostics
  • Elisabeth George, Philips Healthcare
  • Julian Goldman, Massachusetts General Hospital/ Partners Healthcare
  • T. Drew Hickerson, Happtique Inc.
  • Jeffrey Jacques, Aetna
  • Robert Jarrin, Qualcomm Incorporated
  • Mo Kaushal, Aberdare Ventures/National Venture Capital Association
  • Keith Larsen, Intermountain Health
  • Mary Anne Leach, Children’s Hospital Colorado
  • Meg Marshall, Cerner Corporation
  • Mary Mastenbrook, Consumer
  • Jackie McCarthy, CTIA – The Wireless Association
  • Anna McCollister-Slipp, Galileo Analytics
  • Jonathan Potter, Application Developers Alliance
  • Jared Quoyeser, Intel Corporation
  • Martin Sepulveda, IBM
  • Joseph Smith, West Health

Three Federal representatives will serve as Ex Officio/non-voting members of the workgroup and will provide subject matter expertise regarding the authority and current policies implemented by each agency. The federal representatives include:

  • Jodi Daniel, ONC
  • Bakul Patel, FDA
  • Matthew Quinn, FCC


For the full press release issued by HHS:


For more information about the FDASIA Work Group: