Gila is a bilingual English/French facilitator and project manager with experience in national and international consensus building, conflict resolution, and stakeholder management. Subject matter expertise includes health informatics standards and privacy, security and risk management. CISSP certification since 2004. Gila has been conducting business and technical analysis and developing whitepapers, specifications, educational materials as well as writing articles and other communication materials since 1999. In addition to her work in healthcare IT, Gila provides leadership communications and facilitation seminars to businesses and facilitates team building workshops. She also has core expertise in conflict resolution and consensus building, and has been leveraging those skills in all her work. Most notably, Gila’s consensus building skills have been commended in her work at both HITSP (USA), IHE International and HL7 Inc. Gila Pyke LinkedinIn all her work, Gila has demonstrated the ability to facilitate challenging discussions, conflict resolution, standards development, maintenance and balloting, training sessions, and governance activities. Gila excels in expressing complex concepts in easy to understand terms specific to different audiences.


A critical component of enabling the electronic sharing of health information is the concept of interoperability, and interoperability standards: standardized messaging specifications and transmission use cases that ensure that any IT systems created in compliance with those standards will be able to communicate critical health information, and interpret that information consistently upon receipt.
Cognaissance has been an active participant in HL7 International as well as IHE International standards development, integration and adoption and has worked in Canada, France and the United states on a variety of interoperability projects including:

  • Leadership, facilitation and technical writing of interoperability standards to meet new healthcare needs
  • Standards implementation planning and adoption
  • Standards conformance testing
  • Hands-on, customized training in critical standards for implementers as well as users or buyers of standardized products
  • Standards implementation RFP issuance and response writing