Charles Jaffe, MD, PhD

Charles Jaffe, MD, PhD

CEO, the HL7 organization

Dr. Jaffe is the CEO of the HL7 organization and serves as its global ambassador.

In his current role, he fosters relationships with key industry stakeholders. As a 37-year veteran of the healthcare IT industry, Dr. Jaffe previously provided strategy for the Intel Corporation’s digital Health Group as a Senior Global Strategist, also helped lead Life Sciences at SAIC as its Vice President, and had been the Director of Medical Informatics at AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals. After completing his medical training at Johns Hopkins and Duke Universities, he received a postdoctoral fellowship at the National Institutes of Health and at Georgetown University. Dr. Jaffe also led an informatics consultancy, as InforMed’s president. Over the course of his career, he has been the principal investigator for more than 200 clinical trials, and has served in various leadership roles in the American Medical Informatics Association. He has been a board member on leading organizations for information technology standards, and served as the chair of a national institutional review board. Most recently, Penn State University appointed him to the Department of Engineering. Dr. Jaffe has also been the contributing editor for several journals and has published on a range of subjects, including clinical management, informatics deployment, and healthcare policy.

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