Katie McGee

Ms. McGee has 25 years progressive achievements in the Information Technology industry. She has spent the past several years in the healthcare IT space and is the principal in a healthcare IT consulting firm.
With a solid background in program and project management, data base design, HL7 messaging, network transport, and MPI management, Ms. McGee has worked for with several states in the development of strategies to populate and sustain their health information exchanges. She has extensive work with HIE and EHR vendors to develop interfaces for population health, clinical and immunization registries. She has worked with numerous vendors to identify paths to codify data in the clinical and immunization messages in order to more fully populate the registries.
Recently, Ms. McGee led the migration of the VT Blueprint for Health Clinical Registry from its former vendor. With a small team and an aggressive timeline, Ms. McGee and her team successfully migrated and brought to full functionality the VT Blueprint Clinical Registry hosted by the State of Vermont. This project was completed on time and under budget. This project included the establishment of the hosting environment, the building and testing of an operational instance, the redesign of interface connections from the Vermont HIE using a Rhapsody engine, the re-establishment of production feeds for over 175 sites and the processing of over 6 months of stored messages, the development and deployment of interim data collection systems, the performance of Static Code and penetration security testing, the development of O&M procedures and supporting SLAs, the establishment of user services including help desk operations and training programs, and the collection and execution of BAA for the entire BP population.
Prior to this, Ms. McGee spent the last several years working on end-to-end transmission and data quality improvement. She has work with primary care practices in Vermont and Delaware to develop workflows to ensure accurate and consistent data population. She has also work with the HIE and registries to establish connectivity protocols utilizing Direct, Drop Files and web services. In Vermont she has worked with the registry team to develop translation programs to maximize the data capture in the registry.
Ms. McGee has strong interpersonal skills and leads organizational change management teams in several organizations. She is currently involved with an organization transitioning their EHR system. She worked to develop a change team and a strong communication program. This team is working to reduce technological fears and the address concerns about changing roles and responsibilities of providers and staff as a result of the new EHR.
Ms. McGee co-chaired a patient engagement research project for the state of Minnesota in coordination with the ONC on Consumer Access to Immunization and Information Systems. This project was in response to the White House initiative to provide consumers with direct access to health records. Ms. McGee conducted interviews with Public Health stakeholders in fourteen states, multiple EHR/PRH vendors and several HIE organizations as a bases of this research. She worked closely with the Blue Button and the Blue Button Plus teams to evaluate access. Findings from this research were published in JHIM Winter 2014.
Ms. McGee’s earlier career was spent at the University of Pennsylvania School of Arts and Sciences as Director of Computing; at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Institute of Gene Therapy as a CIO; and at the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine as the Project Director for a multi-year grant with the National Library of Medicine. Ms. McGee received her undergraduate degrees in Electrical Engineering and Management Information Sciences from Drexel University and her Master of Science in Organizational Dynamics from the University of Pennsylvania.

  • Selected publication:

a) Jones, Craig, et al. "Statewide Data Infrastructure Supports Population Health Management: Diabetes Case Study." The American journal of managed care 23.10 (2017): e331-e339.