HL7® International Awards Volunteer of the Year to Corepoint Health CTO Dave Shaver

Frisco, Texas – Sept. 22, 2011 – Corepoint Health Founder and Chief Technology Officer Dave Shaver received the W. Edward Hammond, PhD, Volunteer of the Year Award from Health Level Seven (HL7) International at its 25th Annual Plenary and Working Group Meeting in San Diego, California.

The award recognizes individuals who have made significant contributions to HL7’s success. HL7 is the global authority on standards for interoperability of health information technology with members in 55 countries. The award is named after Dr. W. Ed Hammond, an HL7 founding member, key contributor, and past board chair.

"Dave Shaver has been a long-time contributor to HL7, providing expertise and leadership in several technical activities. But perhaps his and Corepoint’s greatest contribution is the Tuesday evening reception starting in 2000. This reception has become an HL7 tradition, bringing together the HL7 working group both socially and in continuing technical discussions," said W. Edward Hammond, PhD, HL7 Board member, past chair and the individual for whom the award is named. "This reception has contributed significantly to the morale and team spirit of the HL7 membership. It is an honor to present Dave with this well-earned recognition for his contributions to HL7."

Corepoint Health, a healthcare integration software leader, is a long-time supporter of the adoption of HL7 standards throughout the health care industry. Corepoint Health has supported the HL7 community in many ways including holding Benefactor- and Sponsor-level membership, hosting networking receptions to encourage interaction between HL7 members, providing deep, vendor-neutral HL7 training, and offering insights on HL7 interfacing best practices.

"I am grateful to receive the award, especially one with Dr. Hammond’s name attached to it," said Shaver. "It is rewarding to be an active member of the committees that define HL7. The hardest part of building any standard is balancing the ‘ivory tower’ or ‘academic’ perspectives against what works in the real world. My passion has always been on giving back to the deeply-dedicated HL7 community and advocating the high-quality standards we have created. Being included with such a prestigious group of fellow recipients is an honor."

In addition to Shaver, other 2011 Volunteer of the Year Award recipients include:

  • Fernando Campos, software engineering area chief, Hospital Italiano de Buenos Aires.
  • Anthony Julian, technical specialist-interfaces, Mayo Clinic.
  • Calvin Beebe, technical specialist, Mayo Clinic.
  • Russell Hamm, informatics consultant, Apelon, Inc.

Shaver has been a member of HL7 since 1993. Corepoint Health has been a long-term corporate member of HL7 and was influential in helping HL7 gain both name recognition and adoption in the health care IT industry. Shaver has been involved in many HL7 community activities, including current co-chair of the Infrastructure and Messaging Work Group, founding member of CCOW standard, and key involvement in other committees such as SIGOBT (object brokering technologies), SIGCBM (component based messaging) and Marketing. 

Corepoint Health has received the number one ranking in the 2009 and 2010 Top 20 Best in KLAS® Awards: Software & Professional Services report in the interface engine market segment, and Corepoint Integration Engine was the first interface engine to achieve ONC Modular Ambulatory EHR and Modular Inpatient EHR certification. 


About HL7

Founded in 1987, Health Level Seven International is the global authority for health care information interoperability and standards with affiliates established in more than 30 countries. HL7 is a non-profit, ANSI accredited standards development organization dedicated to providing a comprehensive framework and related standards for the exchange, integration, sharing and retrieval of electronic health information that supports clinical practice and the management, delivery and evaluation of health services. HL7’s more than 2,300 members represent approximately 500 corporate members, which include more than 90 percent of the information systems vendors serving health care. HL7 collaborates with other standards developers and provider, payer, philanthropic and government agencies at the highest levels to ensure the development of comprehensive and reliable standards and successful interoperability efforts.

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