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Commission on Systemic Interoperability
Ending the Document Game: Connecting and Transforming Your Healthcare Through Information Yechnology

Simon Cohn, M.D., M.P.H., F.A.C.E.P., F.A.C.M.I.Simon Cohn, M.D., M.P.H., F.A.C.E.P., F.A.C.M.I.
Associate Executive Director, Health Information Policy
Kaiser Permanente

Simon Cohn, MD, MPH is the Associate Executive Director, Health Information Policy for Kaiser Permanente. Kaiser Permanente is the nation's largest nonprofit integrated healthcare delivery system serving 8.4 million members in nine states and the District of Columbia. Dr. Cohn is a nationally recognized expert on issues related to HIPAA Administrative Simplification, healthcare data management, clinical and administrative classifications, and the electronic transmission of healthcare data. He has been a leader in Kaiser Permanente's efforts to develop comprehensive health information systems to support both the delivery of health care and health reserarch.

Dr. Cohn is Chair of the National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics (NCVHS), the main public advisory committee to U. S. Department of Health and Human Services on health information policy, HIPAA, and the national health information infrastructure. Additionally, he is a member of the AMA Common Procedural Terminology (CPT) Editorial Panel and the National Uniform Claims Committee (NUCC). He was a member of the Institute of Medicine's Committee on Data Standards for Patient Safety. In 2002, Dr. Cohn was a recipient of the President's Award from the American Medical Informatics Association for his contributions to the field and was also elected a Fellow of the American College of Medical Informatics.

He is board certified in Emergency Medicine and a Fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians.


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