Advisory Board Introduction

Advisory Board

As many health tech companies are realizing, the regulatory landscape around them is complex and constantly shifting. Previously, companies had to seek guidance from siloed, individual experts, one by one. Thriving in this dynamic space today requires advice from multiple subject matter experts working together to provide the most nuanced and anticipatory, not reactionary, guidance.

Just like the regulatory backdrop transforming around us, Elevation is evolving, and we’re excited to share our new structure with you! We’ve brought on a group of experts in numerous aspects of health tech regulations who perfectly reflect the depth and complexity of the health tech teams we serve. This accomplished group will now advise Elevation to grow in our capacity to provide cohesive, comprehensive solutions to businesses looking to conquer problems in the delivery of health, medicine, and technology.

Meet the members of our Advisory Board:

Jason Brooke is an attorney and biomedical engineer with a wealth of experience in advising medical device and digital health companies at all stages of commercialization, particularly with respect to regulatory compliance with rules promulgated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). His expertise spans a variety of areas where cutting-edge technology meets the law, including software as a medical device, artificial intelligence, virtual reality, and augmented reality. Jason’s unique ability to straddle the worlds of law, science, and technology enables him to advise Elevation clients on everything from product design and development to business strategy and operations, all with respect to legal and regulatory compliance.

Evelyn Gallego started her own 8(a) certified Small Minority-Owned Business with a mission to deliver value-driven health data management advisory services to both private and government clients. Her expertise centers around bridging the gap between health IT policy/standards and business requirements. Evelyn excels in multi-stakeholder consensus-building and program management for value-driven client compliance solutions.

Dr. Alicia Morton Farlese has been a senior leader in national health IT policy and programs for nearly two decades and was a key drafter of many of the regulations that Elevation clients need help with the most, including the 21st Century Cures Act requirements around information blocking and interoperability. During her time within the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), Alicia also implemented many of the HITECH Act provisions and oversaw the nation’s only Health IT Certification Program. In addition to her extensive background in Health IT, Alicia is a retired Captain/O-6 who served over twenty years in both the United States Navy Nurse Corps and the Commissioned Corps of the United States Public Health Service. She      boasts impressive subject matter expertise in social determinants of health, nursing/clinical informatics, and public health.

Dr. Jamie Skipper, founder of Elevation, is a nationally-respected expert on health data regulations. Jamie has an extensive background in federal regulation, from her former roles as a Health IT Legislative Assistant on Capitol Hill and Senior Scientist at the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC), to her present position as Director of Healthcare Registry Technology Consulting Services at IQVIA. She has seen promising companies bringing innovative tech solutions to the healthcare world get torpedoed by regulatory compliance, and built Elevation with the aim of breaking down silos of regulatory advisory services to help tech companies achieve cohesive regulatory alignment for elevated levels of sustainability and growth.

Kem Tolliver is a national expert on revenue cycle management. Kem has been providing strategic and operational leadership experience to hospitals and private health care providers for over two decades. She co-authored a text on revenue cycle management and brings valuable insight to payors, medical societies, and health IT software companies.

In addition to our Board members, we also have advisors with subject matter expertise in health data privacy law, patient access, and FHIR technology and compliance.

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