MD Partners, Inc.
Robert C. McClure, MD, FHL7, FAMIA, is the principal consultant for MD Partners, Inc., a health care terminology and clinical modeling company. Dr. McClure trained in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics and practiced for ten years before devoting his career fully to clinical informatics where he is focused on defining collaborative international standards that provide practical foundations for implementable systems while improving the health care experience for both clinicians and patients. As an informatician for over 30 years, he has authored numerous publications with activities that range from developing clinical terminologies, creating on-line electronic learning systems and building clinical guideline environments to authoring international terminology standards, risk management assessment tools, and clinical practice systems. He is an active participant in health care standards development (US ONC, HL7, IHE, FHIM, LOINC, NCPDP, USP, NQF, and Canadian Health Infoway), is currently a vocabulary co-chair for HL7, member of the HL7 Terminology Services Management Group, and the terminology representative on the HL7 Technical Steering Committee. He is on the UCUM governing board and chair of the LOINC Document Ontology committee. He was elected as an HL7 Fellow in 2018, and an AMIA Fellow in 2019. He helped the US National Library of Medicine (NLM) develop the development of the Value Set Authority Center (VSAC,) and continues to work with the Office of the National Coordinator on Health IT (ONC) on terminology standards including those needed for Meaningful Use Clinical Quality Measures and those used for clinical decision support.