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News Releases
June 30, 2014

U.S.A. v. Robert Harold Dolin - CR-00216
Post Indictment Arraignment Calendar

June 30, 2014

Former Orange County doctor sentenced to more than 3 years on child pornography charge

SANTA ANA, Calif. — A physician formerly employed by Southern California Permanente Medical Group in Anaheim
was sentenced Monday to 41 months in federal prison for downloading and possessing child pornography depicting
the sometimes sadistic abuse of young children.

Robert Harold Dolin, 55, of Irvine, pleaded guilty to one count of possessing child pornography in January. He was
sentenced Monday morning by U.S. District Judge James V. Selna, who wrote in his sentencing memorandum that
"possession of child pornography – especially material that involves prepubescent minor and masochistic or violent
conduct is a real crime with real victims. It is serious and it must be deterred."

The case is the result of a probe by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations
(HSI) and the Orange County Child Exploitation Task Force, with assistance from Kaiser Permanente.

"This case is particularly egregious given that the defendant, a physician, had taken an oath to 'never do harm,'" said
Claude Arnold, special agent in charge for HSI Los Angeles. "Instead he chose to hurt and exploit innocent and vulnerable
children through his consumption of Internet child pornography. This case shows that HSI works with the private sector as
well as our law enforcement partners to investigate those who sexually exploit our children to ensure these individuals feel
the full weight of the law."

In March 2008, Kaiser Permanente alerted HSI that its routine monitoring of employee-assigned computers indicated that
a computer assigned to Dolin was being used to access child exploitation websites. HSI special agents subsequently
executed search warrants at Dolin's Irvine home and Anaheim office, seizing multiple computers and electronic storage,
both corporate and personal.

The investigation revealed that from January through April of 2008, Dolin received over 1,000 electronic images of child
pornography via his work computer. The images depicted the abuse of prepubescent children – often sadistically – in addition
to images of infants, toddlers and pre-school-aged children being sexually abused.

This investigation was conducted under HSI's Operation Predator, an international initiative to protect children from sexual predators.
Since the launch of Operation Predator in 2003, HSI has arrested more than 10,000 individuals for crimes against children,
including the production and distribution of online child pornography, traveling overseas for sex with minors, and sex trafficking of
children. In fiscal year 2013, more than 2,000 individuals were arrested by HSI special agents under this initiative.

HSI encourages the public to report suspected child predators and any suspicious activity through its toll-free Tip Line at 1-866-DHS-2-ICE or by completing its online tip form. Both are staffed around the clock by investigators. Suspected child sexual exploitation or missing children may be reported to the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children, an Operation Predator partner, via its toll-free 24-hour hotline, 1-800-THE-LOST.

*  The State of California Medical Board has not yet informed the public about this doctor.  They have not yet placed any  
information on their web site about this.  They did write a letter to us today and it follows:

Thanks you for contacting the Medical Board. 

I am sorry to hear about the incorrect information you received.  In Federal conviction cases, once the Board receives and  
verifies the conviction documents the information will be posted on our website.

I hope this information is helpful.


We have since requested from the California Medical Board where this information is located on their web site so
that the public may be review it.  So far they have not replied to the inquiry.

Article citation:
Dolin, Robert H.; Goodrich, Kate; Kallem, Crystal; Alschuler, Liora; Holtz, Patrice. "Setting the Standard: EHR Quality
Reporting Rises in Prominence Due to Meaningful Use." Journal of AHIMA 88, no.1 (January 2014): 42-48.

Published the month of his conviction.

His Objectives: Design and coordinate strategies in healthcare standards and terminology deployment for providers,
major institutions, and government agencies according to:

Primary architect of the (CCD) standard, which has been recognized by the
US Department of Health and Human. Internal Medicine Physician with over 20 years of clinical experience. Highly
published in both technical and clinical peer reviewed journals. Fellow in the American College of Physicians, and was
elected into Fellowship in the American College of Medical Informatics in recognition of work on standards development.


Healthcare Information technology strategist, Prominent physician domain expert in standards development,
Clinical Document Architecture primary architect, Healthcare terminology specialist in SNOMED CT and LOINC.

Independent consultant

Semantically Yours

January 2014Present (7 months)

President and Chief Medical Officer

Lantana Consulting Group

Source:  California Secretary of State - Business Entity Search - Public Records
Entity Number Date Filed Status Entity Name Agent for Service of Process
Entity Number: 201216310210
Date Filed: 05/04/2012
Status: ACTIVE
Jurisdiction: VERMONT
Entity Address: 3611 RT 5 PO BOX 177
Entity City, State, Zip: EAST THETFORD VT 05043
Agent for Service of Process: ROBERT HAROLD DOLIN
Agent Address: 1368 N STALLION STREET
Agent City, State, Zip: ORANGE CA 92869

Privately Held; 11-50 employees; Information Technology and Services industry

January 2011December 2013 (3 years)

Chairman of the Board

Health Level Seven

Nonprofit; 11-50 employees; Information Technology and Services industry

January 2010December 2011 (2 years)


Semantically Yours, LLC

20082010 (2 years)

Healthcare standards consulting, focusing on strategy and solutions

Nonprofit; 10,001+ employees; Hospital & Health Care industry

19902008 (18 years)

KP HealthConnect Convergent Medical Terminology Team, physician lead - responsible for enterprise
SNOMED CT strategy and deployment; enterprise terminology strategy and services. Southern California
Permanente Medical Group, practicing internist. National Clinical Library, clinician consultant

*Bridging Patient Summaries across the Atlantic.

By: Catherine E. Chronaki, Robert H. Dolin, Marcello Melgara, Harold R. Solbrig, Jamie Ferguson, Dipak Kalra
In: MedInfo, 2013
*eMeasures: A standard format for Health Quality Measures.

By: Catherine E. Chronaki, Charles Jaffe, Robert H. Dolin
In: MIE, 2011
*Approaching semantic interoperability in Health Level Seven.

By: Robert H. Dolin, Liora Alschuler
In: JAMIA, 2011

*Model Formulation: HL7 Clinical Document Architecture, Release 2.

By: Robert H. Dolin, Liora Alschuler, Sandy Boyer, Calvin Beebe, Fred M. Behlen, Paul V. Biron, Amnon Shabo Shvo
In: JAMIA, 2006

*Semantically Yours, LLC
From Bloomburg Newsweek
As of January 1, 2011, Semantically Yours, LLC was acquired by Alschuler Associates, LLC. Semantically
Yours, LLC provides healthcare interoperability standards strategy and implementation recommendations
and solutions. It serves personal health record vendors, research organizations, software vendors developing
healthcare interoperability standards solutions, national standards-setting bodies, and providers and provider
 organizations. The company was founded in 2008 and is based in Irvine, California.

*From California Secretary of State

Entity Number: 200814310189
Date Filed: 05/20/2008
Jurisdiction: CALIFORNIA
Entity Address: 8 SONATA ST
Entity City, State, Zip: IRVINE CA 92618
Agent for Service of Process: ROBERT HAROLD DOLIN
Agent Address: 8 SONATA ST
Agent City, State, Zip: IRVINE CA 92618


*CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Oct. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Two leaders in health information exchange announced plans to
merge consulting practices today at the Health Level Seven (HL7) Working Group meeting.  Liora Alschuler,
principal, Alschuler Associates, LLC, and Bob Dolin, MD, principal, Semantically Yours, LLC, will form Lantana
Consulting Group, an authority on health information exchange standards and information-driven healthcare.
*Review: The HL7 Clinical Document Architecture.

By: Robert H. Dolin, Liora Alschuler, Calvin Beebe, Paul V. Biron, Sandra Lee Boyer, Daniel J. Essin, Eliot Kimber, Tom Lincoln, John E. Mattison
In: JAMIA, 2001

*Research Paper: Evaluation of a "Lexically Assign, Logically Refine" Strategy for Semi-automated Integration of Overlapping Terminologies.

By: Robert H. Dolin, Stanley M. Huff, Roberto A. Rocha, Kent A. Spackman, Keith E. Campbell
In: JAMIA, 1998

The SNOMED RT Procedure Model.

Kaiser Permanente's Convergent Medical Terminology
This paper describes Kaiser Permanente's (KP) enterprise-widemedical terminology solution, referred to as our Convergent
Medical Terminology (CMT). Initially developed to serve the needs of a regional electronic health record, CMT has evolved
into a core KP asset, serving as the common terminology across all applications. CMT serves as the definitive source of concept
definitions for the organization, provides a consistent structure and access method to all codes used by the organization, and is
KP's language of interoperability, with cross-mappings to regional ancillary systems and administrative billing codes.

*  He is an instructor for the International Association of Chiropractors

Chairman of HL7 and former Chief Terminologist of Kaiser Permanente, Dr. Bob Dolin, discusses standards based practices and strategies, the importance of an incremental approach to standards adoption, and the significance of standards for storing data in the cloud.

Bob Dolin, MD, Kaiser Permanente

Bob Dolin, MD has been a practicing General Internist in Southern
California since 1990. During residency at UCLA, he became interested in
computers, and built an Electronic Health Record for the out patient
clinic. At Kaiser Permanente, Dr. Dolin has been actively involved in
clinical system design and development, participating in patient care
data modeling, IntraNet development, standards implementations, and
Electronic Health Record design. At the National level, Dr. Dolin has
been actively involved in a collaborative effort towards the development
of a comprehensive healthcare terminology, and has been helping to
develop and disseminate standards for the Electronic Health Record and
for the transfer of clinical data between computer systems. He currently
manages the HL7 SGML SIG website.


Bob Dolin, MD
President and Chief Medical Officer, Lantana Consulting Group
Vice Chair, HL7 Board of Directors

Dr. Dolin serves as the vice chair of the HL7 Board of Directors and has
been involved with the organization since 1996. Dr. Dolin is an internationally
renowned and innovative physician expert in healthcare information technology
standards development with more than 20 years of clinical experience. After
receiving his medical degree, he served as chief resident at UCLA Department
of Medicine in 1989, where he developed Harbor UCLA’s first outpatient electronic
medical record system. Dr. Dolin is a Fellow in the American College of Physicians,
and was elected into Fellowship in the American College of Medical Informatics in
recognition of his work on standards development. Dr. Dolin is President and Chief
Medical Officer of Lantana Consulting Group, a healthcare consulting firm offering
services and software for standards-based health information exchange. Previously,
he spent 18 years as a Hospitalist at Kaiser Permanente, Department of Internal
Medicine. At Kaiser, he was the physician lead for the enterprise terminology
services team, responsible for deploying SNOMED in their national electronic health
record. Dr. Dolin also co-chairs the HL7 Structured Documents Work Group, and is
co-editor of the HL7 Clinical Document Architecture (CDAŽ) and the Continuity of
Care Document (CCDŽ) specifications. He has also served on the SNOMED CT Content
Committee, and currently co-chairs the US HITSP Foundations Committee. Dr. Dolin’s
work has also been published in both technical and clinical peer reviewed journals.

Just do a web search for Bob Dolin Kaiser Permanente and HHS and you will be surprised with what you will learn.