SOURCE: HealtheWay

Healtheway

December 09, 2014 09:50 ET

Healtheway Announces 2015 Board Members

Health IT Industry Leaders to Serve on Board of Nonprofit

MCLEAN, VA--(Marketwired - Dec 9, 2014) -  Healtheway, a non-profit, public-private collaborative focused on advancing the implementation of interoperable health information exchange, today announced the members of its board of directors for fiscal year 2015. The new board includes a combination of individuals who have served on the board for many years as well as new additions to the organization's leadership structure.

According to Mariann Yeager, the CEO of Healtheway, "The purpose of the Healtheway Board of Directors is to help ensure that Healtheway maintains a consistent and true path for promoting efforts that support and promote nationwide interoperability initiatives. In the past year, the Board supported Healtheway's expansion beyond its focus on the eHealth Exchange to also assume the stewardship role for Carequality. We rely heavily on these senior leaders to help identify and promote activities that align with Healtheway's mission and our members' needs."

The 2015 Healtheway Board of Directors include:

  • Douglas Abel, Netsmart Technologies
  • Justin Barnes, Independent Advisor
  • Hans Buitendijk, Siemens Corporation
  • Jeff Cunningham, Informatics Corporation of America (ICA)
  • Peter DeVault, Epic
  • Jamie Ferguson, Kaiser Permanente
  • Dr. Michael Hodgkins, American Medical Association
  • Devin Jopp, WEDI
  • Katherine Lusk, Children's Medical Center of Dallas
  • Michael Matthews, MedVirginia
  • Paul Matthews, OCHIN
  • Venk Reddy, Walgreens
  • Joyce Sensmeier, HIMSS
  • Leigh Sterling, East Tennessee Health Information Network (etHIN)
  • Howard Thomas, Consultant, National Renal Administrators Association (NRAA)
  • Paul Uhrig, Surescripts
  • David Whitlinger, New York eHealth Collaborative

Governmental liaisons (non-voting) to the Healtheway board include:

  • Col. Albert Bonnema, Department of Defense
  • Jodi Daniel, Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC), Department of Health & Human Services
  • Dr, Margaret Donahue, Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Jason McNamara, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid
  • Katharine Murray, Department of Defense
  • Kitt Winter, Social Security Administration

The officers for the Healtheway board are: Chair, Michael Matthews; Vice Chair, Paul Uhrig; Treasurer, Devin Jopp; and Secretary, David Whitlinger.

Interested organizations can learn more about Healtheway's work by visiting the Healtheway website.

About Healtheway
Healtheway is a non-profit 501c3 chartered to advance implementation of secure, interoperable nationwide health information exchange (HIE). Healtheway currently supports two initiatives: the eHealth Exchange, a rapidly growing community of exchange partners who share information under a common trust framework and a common set of rules; and Carequality, a public-private collaborative effort to build consensus among existing health IT data exchange programs regarding technical specifications and best practices (similar to when the banking industry created a nationwide ATM network). Healtheway leads in cross-industry collaboration to develop implementation strategies that enable secure, interoperable nationwide exchange of health information. For more information about Healtheway, the eHealth Exchange and Carequality, visit www.healthewayinc.org. Follow Healtheway on Twitter: @HealthewayInc @eHealthExchange and @carequalitynet.

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