Healthcare leader will advocate for post-acute and long-term care constituents to close interoperability gaps with mainstream healthcare
BOISE, Idaho – October 22, 2019 – Kno2®, the company that provides interoperability as a service to everyone in healthcare, today announced that Alan Swenson, the company’s vice president of interoperability, has been elected by the membership body as a Director to the Board of the National Association for the Support of Long-Term Care (NASL). NASL represents the federal legislative and regulatory interests of ancillary service providers, focusing on the intersection of clinical, diagnostic testing and health information technology (Health IT) issues.
NASL’s non-paid Directors support the work of NASL with mission-based leadership and strategic governance. NASL’s Board of Directors work with the executive vice president on policy, strategy, industry relationships, and advocacy for the post-acute sectors.
“Kno2 is an active member of NASL,” said Cynthia Morton, NASL executive vice president. “As vice-chair of our Information Technology Committee, Alan has proven instrumental in leading NASL interoperability initiatives like our recent comments to the ONC and CMS proposed interoperability rules and ONC’s draft two of the Trusted Exchange Framework and Common Agreement (TEFCA).” Morton continues, “Now with Alan elected to the NASL Board, I am confident that Alan, along with our other board directors, will help successfully guide the association and its members on critical policy and legislative issues.”
As VP of Interoperability, Mr. Swenson is currently focused to improving interoperability across the entire continuum of care. He is responsible for overseeing specific projects aimed to extend interoperability into hard to reach markets, such as long-term and post-acute care (LTPAC), behavioral health, emergency medical services, and community services. Mr. Swenson represents Kno2’s partners and customers in industry trade associations like NASL, and actively participates and leads in other industry interoperability initiatives, such as Carequality and the CommonWell Health Alliance.
“We are best known for working with providers who did not receive government incentives to implement electronic health records (EHRs) and were left behind in the transition to interoperable electronic exchange, many of whom are also members of NASL,” said Mr. Swenson. “I am looking forward to the opportunity to increase my role as a voting director and help expand NASL’s focus on interoperable exchange for our joint constituents.”
Mr. Swenson’s two-year term begins immediately.
The National Association for the Support of Long Term Care (NASL) is a trade association representing the legislative and regulatory interests of companies that provide care and rehabilitation therapy services (physical, occupational and speech-language pathology therapies); clinical laboratory and portable x-ray services; health information technology systems; and products such as complex medical equipment and specialized supplies for long term and post-acute care settings nationally. The mission of NASL is to represent ancillary service providers and suppliers in the long term and post-acute care community on healthcare policy and to advocate for high-quality, cost-effective care. Visit www.nasl.org to learn more.