Mark N. Bair, M.D., and Jordan L. Shlain, M.D., Join Independent Physician Advisory Board to Ingenix

New advisors bring expertise in emergency department and internal medicine to help Ingenix support the role of physicians in modernizing health communities

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Ingenix announced that Mark N. Bair, M.D., R.Ph., F.A.C.E.P., and Jordan L. Shlain, M.D., have joined the independent physician advisory board that guides the company’s efforts to help constructively modernize the health care system for physicians.

Mark N. Bair, M.D., R.Ph., F.A.C.E.P. has joined the independent physician advisory board that guide ...

Mark N. Bair, M.D., R.Ph., F.A.C.E.P. has joined the independent physician advisory board that guides Ingenix's efforts to help modernize the health care system. (Photo: Business Wire)

“Mark Bair and Jordan Shlain bring exceptional depth of expertise in emergency medicine and the design of coordinated care models to a board tasked with guiding Ingenix’s efforts to help clinicians improve patient care quality and outcomes,” said Joseph M. Heyman, M.D., F.A.C.O.G., Ingenix Physician Advisory Board chair. “By seeking counsel from a diverse group of practicing physicians, Ingenix is listening to the medical community’s voice as the company offers solutions in an increasingly integrated health care delivery environment that is reliant upon coordination and accountability.”

Bair is an emergency department physician and CFO for Emergency Medical Services Inc. in Utah. He has been an emergency department physician for 20 years. Bair also serves on the Utah Health Information Network (UHIN) board of directors and as chairman of the Privacy and Security Committee and member at large on UHIN’s executive committee. After finishing his residency at the University of Illinois at Chicago/Mercy, Bair returned to Utah where he practiced emergency medicine and served as an assistant clinical professor of surgery. He has received several honors, most recently the Utah Association of Emergency Medical Technicians’ Medical Professional of the Year Award and the American College of Emergency Physicians’ Hero of Emergency Medicine.

Shlain practices internal medicine and is medical director and founder of Current Health Medical Group, a primary care medical home in San Francisco. He launched Current Health Medical Group in 1997 with the goal of strengthening the doctor-patient relationship. Shlain also serves as medical ethics lecturer at the University of California, Berkeley, a commissioner for the San Francisco Health Service System, and a team leader for the Hope Street Group, a bipartisan policy think tank in Washington, D.C. He is president-elect of the American Academy of Private Physicians.

The Ingenix Physician Advisory Board is composed of a multidisciplinary group of experts who provide input that enhances the capabilities of current Ingenix solutions for helping clinicians improve the quality and outcomes of patient care. In addition, board members advise the company on a number of areas, including analytic and consultative processes, administrative services, and privacy and security. The board also is available as a resource to physicians and communities seeking to advance their use of health IT and analytics.

Bair and Shlain join Heyman and founding members Stuart Cohen, M.D., M.P.H., F.A.A.P.; Willarda V. Edwards, M.D.; C. Martin Harris, M.D.; Alice A. Loveys, M.D., F.A.A.P., F.H.I.M.S.S.; Andrew Nordine, M.D., M.S., F.A.A.P.; Gregory Reicks, D.O., F.A.A.F.P.; and Salvatore Volpe, M.D., F.A.A.P., F.A.C.P., C.H.C.Q.M..

Ingenix, which recently announced it will become OptumInsight, helps physicians, hospitals, governments, health plans and other stakeholders solve challenges confronting their organizations; increase access to affordable, high-quality care; improve efficiency in the delivery of health care services; and facilitate fast, easy access to information that supports decision-making across the health ecosystem. The company offers leading solutions designed to improve connectivity, simplify administration and enhance patient care, including its Axolotl Elysium health information exchange platform; Ingenix CareTracker electronic health record and physician practice management technology; Picis clinical information systems for high-acuity areas of hospitals; and Meaningful Use consulting services through Ingenix Consulting.

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Mark N. Bair, M.D., R.Ph., F.A.C.E.P. has joined the independent physician advisory board that guides Ingenix's efforts to help modernize the health care system. (Photo: Business Wire)