Mon Joins RTI International as a Senior Director in the Center for Advancement of Health IT

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. — Donald T. Mon, Ph.D., joined RTI International as a senior director in the Center for Advancement of Health Information Technology.

Mon will lead the standards and interoperability practice in the center. In this capacity, he represents RTI in key national and international standards development activities and directs RTI's business development and project implementations related to data, functional, and interoperability standards.

The center is working to advance the safe, effective and efficient use of health information technology and improve patient and population health both in the United States and worldwide.

Mon has more than 30 years of experience in the areas of health information management/technology and informatics practice, research and advocacy. He is a national and international leader in the development of health policy and functional, data, and interoperability standards for electronic health records, personal health records and health information exchange.

Prior to joining RTI, Mon led the American Health Information Management Association's professional practice initiatives. There, he was instrumental in transitioning the secretariat and administrator functions of International Organization for Standardization Technical Committee 215–Health Informatics and the U.S. Technical Advisory Group over to AHIMA, helped establish the Certification Commission for Health Information Technology, and worked on a number of federal health information technology projects.

As chief information officer and assistant dean in the Biological Sciences Division/Pritzker School of Medicine at the University of Chicago, Mon implemented HIPAA initiatives and enhanced its computing capacity through a $1.6 million Center of Excellence award.

He has also developed IT strategic and business process re-engineering plans, and helped design, develop, and maintain large-scale databases and information systems for Catholic Healthcare West, University of Illinois at Chicago, Premier Inc., the Oracle Corporation, Rush University Medical Center, and Schwab Rehabilitation Hospital.

Additionally, Mon is chair of Health Level Seven International, co-chair of the Health Level Seven EHR Work Group, president of the Public Health Data Standards Consortium, vice convener of a work group on data standards for the International Organization for Standardization's Technical Committee on health informatics, a subject matter expert in the U.S. Technical Advisory Group, and has served on numerous electronic health records, personal health records, quality measurement, and secondary data use, and healthcare transformation expert panels.

Mon earned a doctorate degree in education psychology, counseling and research methods from Loyola University of Chicago and a bachelor's degree in psychology from San Francisco State University.