Terminology Services and HL7 Expert
Raymond Francis R. Sarmiento, M.D. is a physician-scientist and is currently the Director of the National Telehealth Center, National Institutes of Health, University of the Philippines Manila. He also serves, in a joint capacity, as the Chief Data Protection and Privacy Officer of the University of the Philippines Manila as well as the Data Protection Officer of the Philippine General Hospital. He is a Clinical Assistant Professor of the UP College of Medicine’s Medical Informatics Unit and is the current president of the Philippine Medical Informatics Society and chair of HL7 Philippines.
Dr. Sarmiento graduated from the University of the Philippines College of Medicine in 2008. He finished his Public Health Informatics Fellowship from 2014 to 2016 in the Division of Surveillance, Hazard Evaluations, and Field Studies at the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Prior to joining CDC, he completed a postdoctoral fellowship in clinical informatics from 2012-2014 at the Lister Hill National Center for Biomedical Communications, National Library of Medicine at the U.S. National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland. He returned to the Philippines in 2016 as a Balik (Returning) Scientist of the Department of Science and Technology. Upon returning, he became heavily involved in health data science and health information systems interoperability work. He is also the terminology services and HL7 expert of SIL-Asia.