As executive director of MITRE's Center for Transforming Health, Mr. Jensen leads an organization dedicated to break-through ideas in health information technology. He guides the development of the healthcare program at MITRE that currently advises the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), including the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), and other federal health agencies.
Robert D. Jensen, CPHIMS, FHIMSS
In his current role, Mr. Jensen provides strategic counsel to HHS on their initiatives to expand the use of electronic health records and improve healthcare performance through measurement and new acquisition practices. He directs MITRE's advisement on the Federal Health Architecture initiative for the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology. He also provides executive direction to MITRE's health research program. Under his leadership, MITRE developed medCafe, an open source tool, which allows clinicians to quickly build, modify, and customize their patients' electronic health records, as well as hData, a candidate for the new data transport standard that addresses interoperability issues of the Health Level 7 Clinical Document Architecture.
Mr. Jensen has more than 27 years of experience in forming and leading technical and non-technical teams; designing and implementing new and improved systems and processes; and managing large, complex enterprise-level programs. His expertise encompasses project management, system development, and federal acquisition support. He also is experienced in a wide range of additional domains, including enterprise systems analysis, strategic planning, staffing, contracting and negotiations, customer service, and client management. Mr. Jensen guides MITRE's relationships within the health community including conferences, professional associations, presentations, publications, and partnerships that facilitate the development of integrated
solutions that best serve the public interest.
Mr. Jensen spent 12 years in the U.S. Marine Corps as a logistics and data systems officer. He joined MITRE in 1994 and has managed and contributed to large-scale programs for multiple MITRE sponsors, including the Department of Defense and Department of Homeland Security. He is a member of HIMSS, Health Level 7, International Association of Emergency Managers, IEEE
Computer Society, and the Project Management Institute. He is a certified professional in healthcare information and management systems (CPHIMS), and he is a member of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society Community of Fellows (FHIMSS). Mr. Jensen holds a BA in Psychology from Doane College and an MS in Information Systems from the Naval Postgraduate School.
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