Leadership Team

Stan Huff, MD | Chair, HSPC Board of Directors

Dr. Huff is Professor (Clinical) of Biomedical Informatics at the University of Utah, and the Chief Medical Informatics Officer at Intermountain Healthcare. He is board certified in Clinical Pathology, and in Clinical Informatics. He has worked in the area of medical vocabularies and medical database architecture for the past 25 years. He is currently a fellow of the American College of Medical Informatics, a co-chair of the LOINC Committee, and chair of HL7. He was previously a member of the ONC HIT Standards Committee. He teaches a course in medical vocabulary and data exchange standards in the Department of Biomedical Informatics at the University of Utah.

Oscar Diaz | Chief Executive Officer, HSPC

Mr. Diaz, a veteran of five start-up companies, has 44 years of experience in the healthcare field. He has held executive level positions at Baptist Hospitals and Health Systems, EMTEK HCS, Motorola, Eclipsys, MedSpecialists, Provation, Carefx and Harris Corporation. At Baptist, he held positions as an assistant administrator managing clinical departments and later as the VP for Hospital Information Systems. He founded EMTEK HCS in 1983 and was its CEO until the purchase of EMTEK by Motorola Inc. Mr. Diaz was an executive and was part of the founding teams at Eclipsys, MedSpecialists and Provation. In 2002, He founded Carefx where he held the position of EVP and Chief Software Architect and was responsible for the direction and development of its SOA based, fully federated framework for provider, patient portal and a workflow/application integration platform. In conjunction with Stan Huff, MD, Mr. Diaz founded the Healthcare Services Platform Consortium (HSPC) and is currently its CEO.

Laura Heermann, PhD, RN | Chief Operating Officer, HSPC

Laura Heermann Langford PhD, RN, is a Nurse Informaticist at Intermountain Healthcare and an Assistant Professor in the Nursing Informatics Program at the College of Nursing at University of Utah, in Salt Lake City, where she co-teaches the Clinical Decision Making/Clinical Decision Support course for the nursing and biomedical informatics programs. Her expertise is in clinical workflow analysis, care plan, care coordination, requirements definition and defining clinical standards. She is currently co-chair of the HL7 Emergency Care Working Group (ECWG); Patient Care Working Group (PCWG); and Healthcare Standards Integration Working Group (HSI). She is currently chair of the AMIA Nursing Informatics Working Group (NIWG), co-chair of the IHE Patient Care Coordination (PCC) Planning Committee and an IHE-USA Board member. She has served as co-chair of the IHE Patient Care Coordination (PCC) Technical Committee. She is a member of the American Nurses Association and the Emergency Nurses Association (ENA) and the founder and current member of the Utah Nursing Informatics Network (UNIN).

Craig Parker, MD | Secretary, HSPC Board of Directors

Dr. Craig Parker serves as the Medical Informaticist for Open Services Platform Initiatives at Intermountain Healthcare. His responsibilities include promoting the use of standards based services within Intermountain and with industry and standards groups such as Health Level Seven (HL7) and HSPC. He has been a member of HL7 for over 13 years having served as a co-chair for both the Modeling and Methodology Working Group and the Clinical Decision Support Working Group. Dr. Parker currently serves as the Board Secretary for HSPC.