Charles (Chuck) Parker a Principal in Escentium Consulting. With more than 20 years of Healthcare IT experience, he has led several research and for-profit initiatives. Most recently as the Executive Director of the Continua Health Alliance – a membership-driven company focused on developing an eco-system of interoperable personal health devices – Chuck has been active in leading the industry in the Personal Connected Health area for the past 6 years.
Mr. Parker has collaborated internationally with governments, payers, providers and vendors. Through working with Standards bodies and industry experts, he has worked to instill standards built upon international criteria from IEEE, HL7, Bluetooth, USB, and others. In 2012, Denmark and Singapore began collaborating with Continua to require all personal connected health devices used in their national telemedicine programs were Continua Certified to ensure convenient and secure collection, communication and access to personal health data for its citizens.
Mr. Parker’s experiences include healthcare technology, policy, regulation, and the strategic design of evaluation and measurement strategies. He has led national programs for practice transformation and has served on national and international committees for assessing adoption requirements. Mr. Parker holds a Master of Science degree in Healthcare Informatics from Northeastern University. He earned his BA in Communication Studies and Business Management at Texas Tech University in Lubbock.