Hal Augustine

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Advisor, Special Projects

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At HSX, Hal takes a lead role in a number special projects spanning management and technology.

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Hal came to HSX after departing his position as chief information officer (CIO) at Health Partners Plans (HPP) in March 2015.  At that time, he formed his LLC consultancy to the healthcare community.  His services focus on his passion for expanding population health, use of healthcare analytics, and sharing of meaningful clinical information within the clinician’s workflow.  Before joining the HSX staff team, Hal was a member of the HSX Technical Standards Committee, on which he was a champion of the use case for the Encounter Notification Service.  He helped to establish technical standards among HSX members and took part in the selection of supporting infrastructure. 

Among other contributions, Hal has applied his experience and expertise to helping HSX to:

  • deploy services such as the HSX encounter notification service
  • mature business operations
  • achieve and maintain HITRUST certification
  • establish security-incident response plans
  • and update business plans

He also supports HSX’s CPC+ data-aggregation program and has been associated with this program from its start.

Hal brings 50 years of progressive and extensive experience in healthcare-related information technology.  He has served in corporate CIO roles in both large academic health systems and a health plan, including 10 years with Albert Einstein Healthcare Network, seven years with Jefferson Health System, and 11 years with HPP (which serves Medicaid, Medicare, CHIP, and Pennsylvania’s Healthy PA). 

His consulting experience includes support of both health systems and health plans, serving as interim management to improve IT service delivery, enhancing company-wide operations and decision-making through the selection and implementation of technology, and developing strategic and tactical planning.

Hal’s experience while at Albert Einstein Healthcare Network and Jefferson Health System included responsibilities for implementation of ancillary clinical information systems; EHR’s; physician order entry; practice management systems; automated workflow distribution systems; and decision-support systems.  During his tenure with Health Partners Plans, he led the implementation of an enterprise data warehouse (EDW) that brought together claims and clinical data from internal and external sources.  The EDW supported population health and quality reporting, and is a source for all levels of analytics and predictive modeling to improve the health of HPP members.

Hal received the Philadelphia Business Journal “Top IT Pros Award: Nonprofit/Government Agency” in 2013.  During his tenure at Health Partners Plans, he was the recipient of two prestigious “Spirit of Health Partners” awards –– the first award in recognition of his exemplary leadership skills, and the second award in recognition of his personal commitment to economically disadvantaged youth in the Philadelphia community (2014).  He is a past board member of both Christiana Care Health System Board Committee on Information Management and the Health Partners Foundation.  He currently serves as Chairman of the Board of the Philadelphia Children’s Foundation. 

Hal attended both Temple University and Lasalle University and has an associate’s degree in computer science from the Institute of Computer Sciences.