Lindgren joins Availity as SVP of Legal and Regulatory Affairs

AvailityShannon Thuren, 904-470-4545Director of Communications, Availity

Health information network Availity has named Karin J. Lindgren as its Senior Vice President of Legal & Regulatory Affairs and General Counsel. In addition to overseeing legal, audit and regulatory functions, Lindgren serves as chief compliance officer and corporate secretary.

Lindgren, whose emphasis will be to drive risk management strategies, brings 28 years’ experience as a health care technology lawyer, with a significant background in entrepreneurial health care software, technology companies and medical informatics.

Most recently, Lindgren was General Counsel for the Reed Group Ltd., a Boulder, Colo.-based cloud computing software and informatics services company. She has also previously served as a law firm partner at two firms, and as general counsel and chief compliance officer for the University HealthSystem Consortium, an alliance of academic medical centers.

“Compliance and risk management are increasingly complex fields in healthcare technology, as more information is made available electronically,” said Russ Thomas, Availity CEO. “Karin brings a unique perspective with both a stellar legal and regulatory background and significant experience as a senior executive in health information technology. She is a great addition to our diverse and talented leadership team at Availity, and her work will enable us to execute in this swiftly changing and opportunistic health care market.”

Lindgren continues to teach graduate courses in medical informatics at Northwestern University and the University of Colorado. She is a frequent national speaker and published author on medical-legal issues, with multiple writing awards to her credit. She earned a Juris Doctorate from Southwestern University School of Law and a Bachelor of Science degree in biology from Ursinus College.