Charles Parisot is with the Information Technologies business of GE Healthcare. He is in charge of standardization and IT architecture. Through his extensive experience in contributing to a user driven harmonization and implementation of interoperability standards, Charles has earned the trust of many healthcare user communities in Europe and in the USA to effectively achieve the rapid adoption of interoperability standards using a collaborative approach.
Charles was one of the key contributors in the European eHealth Standards Mandate that delivered a recommendation to the European Commission on how to organize effectively the European-wide agreement on eHealth interoperability specifications across the 27 European countries. He is also contributing to the European large Scale Project (epSOS) where he has been elected to the Steering Committee of the Industry Team representing more than 30 vendors. He has supported the epSOS decision to base its interoperability specification on IHE profiles, leverage the use of IHE test tools, and organize the epSOS Projectathon, based on the model of IHE Connectathon. Charles is also engaged in the eHealth Governance Initiative (eHGI).
He brings an extensive and practical understanding of the entire healthcare interoperability standards value chain, from standards development (HL7, DICOM, ISO TC215), to use case profiling (IHE and Continua), to product implementation, testing and market adoption.
Charles has been a member of the IHE-Europe Steering Committee, since the inception of IHE-Europe in the early 2000. He is currently a member of the IHE International Board, as a past co-chair of the Radiology and the IT Infrastructure Technical Committees.
Active in the national healthcare field for the past 20 years, Charles has focused on bridging the clinical and business domains with the complex technical domain of health IT interoperability standards. In doing so, he has gained the respect of several physician societies, regional and international health information exchange projects, theEuropean Commissionand leading government health officials around the world.