• Hans J. Buitendijk, M.Sc., FHL7

Hans J. Buitendijk, M.Sc., FHL7

Mr. Buitendijk has more than 35 years’ experience in the development of HIT solutions, client consulting on strategic IT planning, health care application development and implementations, large scale business process re-engineering and systems integration, and complex project management, bridging the gap between business process optimization and IT support, as well as improving interoperability across HIT within and across organizations.

Originally from The Netherlands, Mr. Buitendijk is a graduate of the Eindhoven University of Technology in The Netherlands with a Master’s of Science in Management Science and Industrial Engineering.

As Director of Interoperability Strategy at Cerner, Mr. Buitendijk’s primary focus is establishing and propagating industry standards to enable interoperability across the diverse systems prevalent in health IT. He represents Cerner in various industry organizations/initiatives to advance interoperability such as HL7, Argonaut, Da Vinci, HELIOS, EHRA, CARIN Alliance, CommonWell Health Alliance, Carequality, and The Sequoia Project to increase adoption of standards-based interoperability.

His current industry initiatives and roles include:

  • EHRA
    • Executive Committee Chair
    • Standards & Interoperability Workgroup Chair
    • Public Health Workgroup Co-Chair
    • CARIN Board Member representing EHRA
  • ONC HITAC
    • HITAC Member
    • Interoperability Standards Workgroup Public Member
    • Electronic Prior Authorization Task Force Member
  • CommonWell Health Alliance
    • Standards and Technology Implementation Group (STIG) Member
    • Government Affairs
  • Carequality
    • Carequality Board Treasurer
    • Carequality Steering Committee Member
  • The Sequioa Project®
    • Interoperability Matters Leadership Member
  • HL7®
    • Orders & Observations Co-Chair
    • FHIR® Management Group Member
    • LIVD Project Co-Lead
    • V2 Tooling Project Co-Lead
    • V2-to-FHIR Mapping Project Co-Lead
    • Policy Advisory Committee Member
    • US Realm Committee Member
  • Argonaut Project
    • Steering Committee Member
  • Da Vinci Project
    • Steering Committee Vice-Chair
    • Operating Committee Member