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Join Michael Barabe, Aju Jacob and Dayanand Sharma, former Cambia Grove Innovator Fellows, for a conversation about learnings from the 2020 Innovator Fellowship Program and the ways in which the experience has helped them move the needle in data interoperability. They will also address common barriers to advancing data interoperability in health care and how to breakthrough those obstacles.

Who should attend? Cambia Grove’s roundtables welcome any interested stakeholder to participate. This event is geared towards those who have an interest in learning more about data interoperability, FHIR standards, and the Cambia Grove Innovator Fellowship Program.

About Our Roundtables:

Roundtables are part of our regular (free to all) programming where we connect experts from a wide array of perspectives relevant to health innovators. These gatherings are 90-minute conversations are capped to roughly 15 participants to ensure open dialogues that dive deep into subject matter while also making meaningful connections amongst participants.

The conversation is recorded and shared with the community at large.

A few days prior, we will send out "Confirmation Required" emails to registrants. You must email back to confirm your spot, or we will have to release your ticket. This roundtable will be happening virtually. Laura Sconyers ( will reach out to attendees with meeting info.

BIO: Michael Barabe

Michael Barabe is a Enterprise Data Architect at the Washington State Health Care Authority (HCA) and has spent his entire 20 year career in the area of healthcare information technology and data. Michael has had key roles in several large IT and data initiatives here at HCA, including implementation of the HIPAA X12 standardized transactions, served as the Technical Manager of the ProviderOne Medicaid Management Information System, and, helped establish HCA’s first enterprise data management and governance team.

In his current role, Michael is working across the agency to make improvements in data and technical architecture to allow analysts produce robust data products that inform critical policy decisions. Michael is currently working to help the agency solve the data and technical challenges in the exchange of patient consent, master data and metadata management and expanding HCA’s Enterprise Data Warehouse. At HCA, the vision is “A Healthier Washington” for the more than 2 million Washington State residents they cover, and that can only achieve through secure and standardized exchange of healthcare data.

As a lifelong resident of Washington State, Michael is proud to serve as a public employee working to improve the lives and health of not only Washingtonians, but through the work of the 2020 Cambia Grove Innovator Fellowship, the entire country.

BIO: Aju Jacob

Aju Jacob is an information technology professional presently serving as the Enterprise Architect for Interoperability at BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee. Aju has over 16 years of experience in IT as an architect, team lead, and software developer on technologies such as web, mobile, SOA, and cloud. He has had the opportunity to work in the health payer, retail, consumer goods, disability insurance, and annuities business domains.


BIO: Dayanand Sharma 

Dayanand Sharma is the Co-Founder and CTO of The Handoff Company, a digital health startup that leverages AI to predict patient safety outcomes before they occur. The startup offers a software solution, Caringly, that hardwires the transition of patient care responsibility across the care continuum between different healthcare settings and/or providers. Dayanand has been a software engineer for more than two decades working with varying types of systems ranging from distributed to centralized applications, from SPA to traditional frontends, from medium to enterprise scale across multiple verticals including cloud computing. He successfully led the IT Team for the end-to-end development, implementation and launch of Caringly for Hospitalists and Case Managers at a hospital in South Los Angeles.