Rose-Marie Nsahlai

Senior Technical Advisor; ONC/HHS
Rose-Marie Nsahlai is a Senior Technical Advisor with the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information technology (ONC) in the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), responsible for furthering the goals of ensuring that electronic health information is secure and protected in the interoperable learning healthcare system. Prior to joining ONC, Rose-Marie was a Health IT Architect responsible for the design, planning, implementation and optimization of the electronic health record (EHR) and clinical applications.

Rose-Marie brings to this role over 20 years of experience supporting technology, information security and cybersecurity (IoT) efforts in many diverse industries including financial services, consumer product, oil and gas, telecom, and most notably healthcare, where she has spent the last 14 years leading clinical and technical teams in large-scale IT transformation efforts from small physician practices to large national integrated delivery systems.

Rose-Marie has deep technical experience in security testing and organizational architecture of how to build, secure, and integrate a variety of electronic health records, medical and diagnostic devices using standards from IEEE, HL-7, ISO, etc. Rose-Marie has been involved in many initiatives including a range of IT HIPAA/HITRUST assessments, electronic database and medical device program development architectures for healthcare organizations.

Rose-Marie's Session


Thursday, June 27
10:30 - 11:20 am
Georgetown
A Protected Digital Identity for the Healthcare Sector
This panel of healthcare identity experts from public and private sector will debate some of the more problematic and thought-provoking identity challenges in our industry. Why does identity assurance and authentication seem to work better at banks and between financial institutions than at hospitals or between healthcare entities. Is the grass really greener on the other side and what can the healthcare sector learn from our identity colleagues in the financial sector? Person-to-Record & Record-to-Record matching – in healthcare this problem is addressed by collecting a common set of PII and using matching algorithms to find and create the links, do other industries do this? Why aren’t you in the room? Healthcare has an immediate need to solve for patient consumer identities spurred on by the federal TEFCA requirements and yet identity vendors and identity expertise are largely lacking

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