Heather has international and national expertise in the development, implementation, management and governance of health information and information systems and education. Heather currently works in education, data and terminology implemention in eHealth initiatives. She is also recognised as a leader, having been elected by her peers in the Standards community as
- past Chair of IHTSDO Education SIG, and current member of the IHTSDO eLearning Advisory Committee.
- Chair of HL7 International Terminology Authority,
- Co-Chair HL7 International Vocabulary Working Group, and
- Convenor ISO TC215 WG3 Semantic Content.
She is also an active developer of strategic and academically sound competency based approaches to education for those working with SNOMED CT and health data. Heather is the author of national and international standards on patient identification, terminology, mapping and clinical decision support.