January 6, 2011, Washington, D.C. - The eHealth Initiative (eHI) announced the industry leaders nominated for the 2011 Board of Directors, which will be led by the new Chair William F. Jessee, MD, FACMPE, FACPM, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Medical Group Management Association, and Vice Chair Micky Tripathi, PhD, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Massachusetts eHealth Collaborative.
The new Board members will be approved at eHI's Annual Meeting and Conference, taking place in Washington, D.C. on Jan. 19-20, 2011.
"We are proud to have so many of the nation's experts and healthcare leaders join our Board. With the direction and guidance provided by this diverse group, the eHealth Initiative can continue to drive progress in the quality and health technology arenas," said Jennifer Covich Bordenick, Chief Executive Officer of the eHealth Initiative.
Jessee and Tripathi will be joined on the Board's leadership by Secretary Cindy Ehnes, Director of the California Department of Managed Care; and Treasurer Denny Van Liew, Senior Director of Pfizer's Strategic Management Group. Robert Marotta, Esq., Senior Vice President and Chief Regulatory Counsel for WebMD, will serve as Chairman Emeritus.
"It is an honor to head such a prestigious organization. eHI's accomplishments over the last several years have been phenomenal," said Jessee, who has served as an eHI board member for three years. "But 2011 is shaping up to be a critical year for health information technology. No organization is better able to unite the relevant stakeholders than eHI, and we are well-positioned to play an integral role in shaping the field for years to come."
The 2011 eHealth Initiative Board of Directors will be filled by the following national health care leaders:
- Janet Corrigan, President and CEO, National Quality Forum
- Cindy Ehnes, Director of the California Department of Managed Care (Secretary, Board of Directors)
- Thomas Fritz, Chief Executive Officer, Inland Northwest Health Services
- Daniel Garret, Partner and Health Industry IT (HIT) Practice Leader, PriceWaterhouseCoopers
- John Glaser, Ph.D., Chief Executive Officer, Health Services, Siemens
- Sam Ho, M.D., United Healthcare, Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer
- William F. Jessee, MD, FACMPE, FACPM, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Medical Group Management Association (Chairman, Board of Directors)
- Meera Kanhouwa, M.D., Vice President and Medical Information Officer, MedPlus, Inc.
- Michael Kappel, Senior Vice President, Government Strategy and Relations, McKesson
- Donald Kemper, Chairman and CEO, Healthwise; Board Member, Ix Alliance
- Jack Lewin, M.D., Chief Executive Officer, American College of Cardiology
- Leonard Lichtenfeld, M.D., Deputy Chief Medical Officer, American Cancer Society
- Donna Lynne, President, Kaiser Permanente Colorado
- Robert Marotta, Esq., Senior Vice President and Regulatory Counsel, WebMD (Chairman Emeritus, Board of Directors)
- William Morris, M.D., Director, Medical Informatics, Cleveland Clinic
- John Rother, Executive Vice President of Policy and Strategy, AARP
- Tehseen Salimi, M.D., Vice President, Global Evidence and Value Development, Sanofi-aventis
- Steven Stack, M.D., Member, Board of Trustees, American Medical Association
- Micky Tripathi, PhD, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Massachusetts eHealth Collaborative (Vice Chairman, Board of Directors, Chairman of Foundation for eHealth Initiative)
- Denny Van Liew, Senior Director of Pfizer's Strategic Management Group (Treasurer, Board of Directors)
More information about the eHealth Initiative and its 2011 Board of Directors are available online at www.ehealthinitiative.org.
About the eHealth Initiative: The eHealth Initiative (eHI) is a Washington D.C.-based, independent, non-profit organization whose mission is to drive improvements in the quality, safety, and efficiency of healthcare through information and information technology.
Working with its 210 member organizations, eHI works to create a world where consumers, health care providers, and those responsible for population health will have ready access to timely, relevant, reliable and secure information and services through an interconnected, electronic health information infrastructure to support better health and healthcare.