Mr. Jones founded and developed GSI Health, LLC, a healthcare technology consultancy and solution provider, which is today a nationally recognized leader in health information exchange, system integration, and interoperability. Mr. Jones is an expert in healthcare information exchange, and health IT more broadly, performing strategy development, business analysis, technical architecture and solution design for GSI Health clientele.
Mr. Jones regularly is called to lead and contribute toward significant industry initiatives. These opportunities have included leading the nation’s effort to harmonize healthcare data standards as the Program Manager for the Healthcare Information Technology Standards Panel. He has assisted several States in the development of architectures and operational models for healthcare information exchange. Mr. Jones also served as Senior Advisor to Dr. David J. Brailer, the original National Coordinator for Health Information Technology and Presidential appointee. In that capacity, Mr. Jones was responsible for managing the strategic technical directions for the national healthcare agenda. He was one of the inaugural members of the ONC (Office of the National Coordinator for Health information Technology) team that launched the HIT renaissance currently experienced by the industry. Mr. Jones previously also led the Federal Health Architecture (FHA) initiative, an e-Government line of business responsible for unifying IT architecture across the Federal government within the health line of business, and the Consolidated Health Informatics (CHI) initiative, a cross-government consensus group that selects standards for various healthcare domains.
As a member of the RHIO (Regional Health Information Organization) Federation Taskforce formed by the Health Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS), Mr. Jones co-authored and edited a guidebook for RHIOs to use as a source of practical advice and direction as they form and mature, titled Guide to Establishing a Regional Health Information Organization. Mr. Jones has several other publications regarding effective deployment of technology for the betterment of healthcare, and has been called to testify before Congressional committees and other government bodies on related subjects.
Among Mr. Jones’ previous professional positions, he was the Chief Technology Officer and Chief Security Officer for Care Science, Inc., where he was a key architect and managed the development and deployment of one of the earliest regional health information exchanges which became the foremost technical reference model in the United States for community sharing of clinical data. Mr. Jones has also served as VP of Advanced Technology Development for a division of Quintiles Transnational, and held other managerial and technical positions with other firms.
Mr. Jones holds an M.S. in Engineering in the Management of Technology jointly from The Wharton School and the Engineering School at the University of Pennsylvania, and a B.S. in Computer Science from Carnegie Mellon University. Mr. Jones has served on the Eastern Technology Council and holds several corporate board seats.
Mr. Jones is a frequent public speaker, having addressed many professional audiences such as National Association of State CIO’s (NASCIO), Health Level 7 (HL7), American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA), the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME), and the Health Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS) among others.