Data & Transparency


With the passage of Senate Bill 323 in the 2015 Legislative Session, the NM Department of Health formed and leads the New Mexico Health Information Systems Advisory Committee, which shall “advise the department in carrying out the provisions of the Health Information Systems Act.” Note that “by January 1, 2018, the department shall ensure that the public is provided with access, free of charge, to a user-friendly, searchable and easily accessible web site on which the department shall post and update on a regular basis cost, quality and such other information it publishes pursuant to the Health Information Systems Act.”

A link to the Final Rule is located on the Department of Health website by clicking here.

Recent agendas and meeting minutes are available in reverse chronological order on this website.

Representatives participating on the Health Information Systems Advisory Committee include:

  • Stuart Castle, former Emergency Medical Services Data Manager
  • Jeff Dye, CEO of the New Mexico Hospital Association
  • Deputy Secretary Michael Nelson, New Mexico Human Services Department
  • Dr. Mark Epstein, Chief Medical Officer at New Mexico Health Connections
  • Kristina Fisher, Associate Director of Think New Mexico
  • Susan Gempesaw, Manager of Clinical Applications/Informatics at Presbyterian Healthcare Services
  • Denise Gonzales, former Program Director at the Con Alma Health Foundation
  • Nandini Kuehn, health services consultant
  • Dr. Michael Landen, New Mexico State Epidemiologist
  • Steve McKernan, CEO of UNM Hospital
  • Bill Patten, CEO of Holy Cross Hospital
  • Janice Torrez, DVP External Affairs & Chief of Staff at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Mexico
  • Judith Williams, former Chair, Santa Fe Health Policy & Planning Commission.