Our Mission

Support Federal, State, and Organizational initiatives to meet the Institute for Healthcare Improvement’s (IHI’s) Triple Aim:  reduce costs, improve access to care and improve patient care.


  1. One patient, one record
  2. Cost-effective, flexible mechanism to gather patient information from disparate systems and consolidate into one  
  3. Meet any Federal and State requirements mandating a central source for data aggregation and meaningful use of electronic systems (e.g. Medicaid Health Home)
  4. Improve workflows (ie: referrals, transitions of care), reduce duplicate testing, increase efficiency for our clinicians and staff

The Management Team

Jason Martin is the Senior Director of Operational and Integration Applications at The Mount Sinai Health System. Jason has led all of the interface development, integration/interoperability and data conversion for Mount Sinai’s Epic EMR implementation. He is also responsible for the Health System’s enterprise HIE, enterprise integration and all of the interoperability/HIE initiatives. Jason has over 15 years of experience in Healthcare IT, serving in various roles but, his main focus has been on integration and interface development. He is both Epic and HL7 certified. Jason has extensive knowledge of integrating disparate systems and enabling bi-directional data exchange, using both industry standard and custom technologies.

Donny Patel, Director of Interoperability, currently heads Mount Sinai¹s Health Information Exchange, Direct Messaging and Community Integration. He has been a pioneer in Healthcare IT industry for about 15 years, with a primary focus around Connectivity, Integration, EMR and Meaningful Use. He has a Masters of Business Administration in Finance and Leadership from the University of Central Oklahoma, and is Six Sigma certified.

Ben Kaplan is responsible for managing the HIE Operations team with focuses in strategy, execution and operations of all interoperability related projects across the Health System, including but not limited to Health Information Exchange, electronic data transfers as part of Meaningful Use Stage 2, clinical integration of community providers with Mount Sinai hospitals, and brand and policy development. He recently earned a Master's of Public Administration at New York University's Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service, and was published for his technical work on a grant-funded project titled: Enhancing a Geriatric Emergency Department Care Coordination Intervention Using Automated Health Information Exchange-Based Clinical Event Notifications, in Academy Health eGEMS. Prior to his work in at the System, Ben was an IT and Business Consultant at IBM, primarily working in the SAP inventory management space for Fortune 100 companies and on a Healthcare startup as part of IBM’s Smarter Planet Initiative.

John Waldron, Associate Director of Interoperability, is an established expert in health IT architecture, John Waldron’s experience spans more than 15 years in health care as an analyst, developer, technical project manager, application, solution and enterprise architect.  He transforms business objectives into technical solutions and has mastered full project lifecycle processes. John deftly applies a method-driven approach to the planning, design, build, implementation and evaluation of solutions.  He has demonstrated a record of multiple successful production deployments.   He has elucidated large, complex systems into integrated components to govern and manage risk and ensure desirable successful outcomes. A visionary technical leader committed to creating an urgent and lasting impact on patient care, he has forged secure relationships with key stakeholders at all levels of private, public and government health care organizations. His specialization in leading diverse teams comprised of executive level technical and business professionals has been widely acknowledged in his field.  Today, John leads the vanguard in inspiring his HIE development team at Mount Sinai.  Furthermore, John is active in the health information technology industry as a member, website administrator, and Co-Chair of the Marketing and Communications Committee for the New York State Chapter of HIMSS.  John has also been a reviewer for the Annual HIMSS Conference Education Committee.