Altarum’s Public Health Systems Leaders to Lead Sessions at HL7 Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR®) Connectathon


January 16 - January 18, 2024



Hosted By

HL7 International


Altarum’s Craig Newman, Sujata Mallik, and Forrest White will participate in the 35th HL7 Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR) Connectathon on January 16-18, 2024. The Connectathon features hands-on FHIR development and testing, and provides participants with an opportunity to help evolve FHIR specifications and to learn by working directly with other FHIR developers and senior members of the FHIR standards development team. During the Connectathon, implementers and developers come together to hold technical discussions that advance FHIR specifications, develop FHIR-based solutions, and exchange data with other FHIR interfaces. 

Altarum’s Craig Newman, Sujata Mallik, and Forrest White will be Track Leads at this year’s Connectathon. Craig will lead the Helios IIS Bulk Data Track, Sujata will co-lead the Helios FHIR Public Health Reporting Track, and Forrest will lead the Helios Query and Response Track. These tracks are working groups that test and improve FHIR specifications, with Track Leads facilitating and setting specific goals for the track to achieve.

Altarum has been helping public health programs integrate data for nearly 20 years. We have hands-on experience developing FHIR solutions and working closely with interoperability standards organizations. For more information on our work in this area, please reach out to Sandra Marshall, Director of Public Health Interoperability and IT Systems, at


Craig Newman
Public Health Interoperability Expert
Sujata Mallik
Manager, Senior Business Analyst, Public Health Systems
Forrest White
Project Manager, Public Health Interoperability