The eHealth Initiative (eHI) announced the industry leaders nominated for the 2012 board of directors, which will be led by the new chair Mickey Tripathi, PhD, president and CEO of the Massachusetts eHealth Collaborative, along with vice chair Daniel T. Garrett, partner and HIT practice leader of PriceWaterhouseCoopers.
The new board members will be approved at eHI’s annual member meeting and conference.
“We are proud to have such stellar experts from across the healthcare industry joining our board in 2012. Our strategic focus in 2012 is very practical, focusing on eHealth solutions that are available right now for doctors and patients suffering from chronic diseases. With their guidance and leadership, we can have a tremendous impact,” said Jennifer Covich Bordenick, CEO of eHI.
Other members of the board’s executive committee include Secretary Steven Stack, MD, a member of the board of trustees of the American Medical Association, and Treasurer Jack Lewin, MD, CEO of the American College of Cardiology.
“I’m honored to have been selected to head an organization like the eHealth Initiative. Because of its strong ties with members, eHI is uniquely poised to continue to inspire innovation, support the development of health information technology, and help make the US a healthier nation,” said Tripathi. “Few organizations have such a diverse group of representatives or are as well-positioned bring together stakeholders from different fields as the eHealth Initiative.”
“With the significant impact that technology is having on the industry with clinical informatics, EMRs, social media, and HIT in general, eHealth Initiative’s mission is even more relevant than ever,” said Garrett.
The 2012 eHI board of directors includes the following national healthcare leaders:
• Janet Corrigan, president and CEO of National Quality Forum;
• Thomas Fritz, CEO of Inland Northwest Health Services;
• Daniel T. Garrett, partner and HIT practice leader of PriceWaterhouseCoopers;
• John Glaser, PhD, CEO of health services for Siemens Medical Solutions;
• Sam Ho, MD, executive vice president and chief medical officer of United Healthcare;
• Donald Kemper, chairman and CEO of Healthwise;
• Jack Lewin, MD, CEO of the American College of Cardiology;
• Leonard Lichtenfeld, MD, deputy chief medical officer of the American Cancer Society;
• Donna Lynne, group president of Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc. and Kaiser Foundation Hospitals;
• Robert Marotta, Esq., senior vice president and regulatory counsel for WebMD;
• James Murray, vice president of IT for CVS Caremark;
• Richard Ratliff, global managing director of connected HIT solutions for Accenture;
• Tehseen Salimi, MD, MHA, vice president of global evidence and value development for Sanofi-aventis;
• Steven Stack, MD, member of the board of trustees of the American Medical Association;
• Joseph Touey, senior vice president of IT for GlaxoSmithKline;
• Micky Tripathi, PhD, president and CEO of the Massachusetts eHealth Collaborative;
• Susan Turney, MD, president and CEO of Medical Group Management Association;
• Paul J. Wallace, MD, director of the Lewin Group Center for Comparative Effectiveness Research;
• Marcy Wilder, partner of Hogan Lovells; and
• Marcus Wilson, president of HealthCore.
More information about the eHealth Initiative and its 2012 board of directors is available online at www.ehealthinitiative.org.
Source: eHealth Initiative