SOURCE: Cal eConnect

Cal eConnect

March 07, 2012 20:49 ET

Cal eConnect Appoints Ted Kremer President and CEO

EMERYVILLE, CA--(Marketwire - Mar 7, 2012) - The Cal eConnect Board of Directors today announced the appointment of Ted Kremer, MPH as the organization's new president and CEO. Kremer has extensive experience in health information technology and exchange startups, most recently serving as executive director of the Rochester Regional Health Information Organization, Rochester, New York. Selected following a national search, he will assume the post April 10.

"Ted is known in the industry as a true visionary and for his ability to get things done," said Don Crane, Cal eConnect Board co-chair and president and CEO of the California Association of Physician Groups. "With the Rochester RHIO he created an organization that leads New York and most of the nation in making progress in a relatively short time. He has the experience, passion, and energy we need to make health information exchange (HIE) a reality in California."

Pamela Lane, recently appointed Deputy Secretary for Health Information Exchange with the California Health and Human Services Agency, said, "I am very pleased that the Cal eConnect Board has chosen Ted to lead Cal eConnect. His experience in New York at both the state and local level will bring an important added dimension to our work in California. I am delighted that Ted joins me in my new role of advancing HIE for our state."

Kremer joined the Rochester RHIO as executive director at its inception in 2005. According to a recent study by the Greater Rochester Health Foundation, the Rochester RHIO operates one of the most robust information exchanges in the country.

"I am delighted to serve California in this capacity," said Kremer. "The state is known for innovation and I believe we can make a huge difference in how health care is delivered through our efforts to make critical patient data available to providers at the time and place it is needed."

Kremer has been a consultant for numerous HIT/HIE firms including Forte Research Systems, a web-based clinical trial management company and Healthmarket, an internet-based consumer-directed health care firm. From 1986 to 1995 he oversaw all aspects of the information systems for Oxford Health Plans, supporting the company from a three-person startup to a multi-state Fortune 500 company providing health insurance to over a million members.

Kremer received an MPH from Yale University School of Medicine and a BA from the University of California, Santa Barbara.

Laura Landry, who has served as interim CEO, will continue to assist with Cal eConnect's efforts.

Cal eConnect is a nonprofit organization designated by the State of California to facilitate HIE. For more information see www.caleconnect.org

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