Director of Health Informatics
Zabrina Gonzaga is a registered nurse with a background in primary care as a pediatric nurse practitioner. She has over 10 years of experience in health information technology, with six years spent designing solutions for a leading electronic health record (EHR) system vendor. Zabrina has implemented solutions for Meaningful Use (MU) and other government incentive programs.
At Lantana, Zabrina gathers clinical requirements, designs clinical statements, develops standards-based solutions, and creates analytical methodologies to support measured outcomes. She is an expert in post-acute care standards development and interoperability and CDA standards development related to pharmacy, oncology, and care planning. She led development of eMeasure testing decks under the Measures Instrument Development and Support (MIDS) contract with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) in support of Stage 3 MU (MU3) of EHR systems in the US.
Zabrina is also active in developing and publishing Clinical Document Architecture (CDA)-based standards through Health Level Seven (HL7) International. She recently led HL7 Consolidated CDA (C-CDA) Care Plan development efforts and is a primary editor on HL7 implementation guides (IGs) related to pharmacy, nutrition, and oncology. In addition, she led collaborative efforts to create new document types to HL7 C-CDA R2.0 and was primary editor for the CDA Framework for Questionnaire Assessments, the Continuity Assessment Record and Evaluation (CARE) and Clinical Oncology Treatment Summary CDA Implementation Guides (IGs). Zabrina is HL7-certified in CDA and an instructor for Lantana’s CDA Academy.
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