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Terhilda Garrido Vice President, HIT Transformation & Analytics Terhilda Garrido has worked at Kaiser Permanente, an integrated delivery system, for more than 20 years. At present, she is vice president, Health Information Technology Transformation & Analytics within the National Quality and Care Delivery Excellence organization. Her team is responsible for realizing the strategic value and maximizing opportunities for the organization's electronic health record (EHR), Kaiser Permanente HealthConnect. She also currently co-leads Kaiser Permanente’s efforts to qualify for Meaningful Use. Her areas of focus include evaluation of new EHR-based innovations, strategic impact of personal health records and EHRs; the business case for Kaiser Permanente’s investment; and leveraging health information technology to improve quality, patient safety, efficiency and equity. She is a published expert on these topics, including her most recent article, “e-Measures: insight into the challenges and opportunities of automating publicly reported quality measures.”1 She lends her expertise to various organizations within the health care industry, including serving on the Institute of Medicine’s (IOM) Committee on Patient Safety and Health Information Technology and contributing to the IOM Digital Learning Collaborative project on Return on Information for EHRs. She also co-authored Kaiser Permanente's Blue Sky Vision, which served as a visionary roadmap of Kaiser Permanente's transformation to a more patient-centered care delivery system with health information technology. Prior to joining Kaiser Permanente, Terhilda did economic modeling and consulting for the European economic community and others. She holds an Operations Research degree in Engineering from Princeton University and a Masters in Public Health in Biostatistics from University of California, Berkeley. She completed graduate work at the Colégio de México, México City. 1 Garrido T, Kumar S, Lekas J, et al. J Am Med Inform Assoc Published Online First 5 July 2013; doi:10.1136/amiajnl-2013-001789