Rich Elmore works on Allscripts’ innovations, managing exploration and execution of strategic partnerships and acquisitions. During 2011-12, he worked for the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC), where he led the Query Health initiative establishing standards and services for distributed population queries of electronic health records. He also led ONC’s initiative for Consolidated CDA and Transitions of Care. He has also served as a workgroup leader for ONC’s Direct Project and was a founding member of the CCHIT Interoperability workgroup. Prior to his time at ONC, he ran the Allscripts Provider Analytics business and before that ran the IDX Flowcast Hospital business. He is on the Scientific Advisory Group for Primary Care Information Project’s Innovations in Monitoring Population Health Using Electronic Health Records. He also serves on the Sudan Development Foundation advisory board, building health clinics in the world’s newest nation – South Sudan.