Washington, DC (February 1, 2010) – National eHealth Collaborative (NeHC) today announced that on January 27, 2010, the NeHC membership elected nine leaders in the health and healthcare fields to the NeHC Board of Directors. The newly elected directors are:
- Nancy Davenport-Ennis – Founder and Chief Executive Officer, National Patient Advocate Foundation [Designated Consumer Representative]
- Seth Foldy, MD, MPH – State Health Officer and Administrator, Division of Public Health, State of Wisconsin [Ex-officio State Representative]
- Brent James, MD, M.Stat. – Chief Quality Officer and Executive Director, Institute for Health Care Delivery Research, Intermountain Healthcare
- Pamela Cipriano, PhD, RN, FAAN – Special Advisor to the Chief Nursing Officer, University of Virginia Health System
- Helen Darling – President, National Business Group on Health
- Paul Uhrig, JD – General Counsel, Executive Vice President of Legal & Finance, and Chief Privacy Officer, Surescripts
- John Tooker, MD, MBA, FACP – Executive Vice President and Chief Executive Officer, American College of Physicians
- Jonathan Perlin, MD, PhD – Chief Medical Officer and President, Clinical Services, Hospital Corporation of America
- John Glaser, PhD – Vice President and Chief Information Officer, Partners HealthCare
“Achieving our ultimate objective – measurably improving individual and population health by enabling the seamless and secure nationwide exchange of electronic health information – will require unprecedented engagement and collaboration among all the stakeholders of our healthcare system, and NeHC is excited to help lead that engagement in 2010. The knowledge and experience brought to our Board by its newest members is extraordinary, and I look forward to working alongside them as we work to fulfill NeHC’s vision and potential,” said NeHC Board Chair Laura Adams, President and CEO of Rhode Island Quality Institute.
“NeHC asked its stakeholders to recommend skilled and visionary candidates to join our Board of Directors, and they delivered in an exceptional way. The NeHC Nominations Committee was extremely impressed by the caliber of the nominees that expressed an interest in serving, and had a tough time narrowing down the possibilities to the final slate. We welcome our new partners to NeHC and are excited to serve with them in 2010,” said NeHC Nominations Committee Chair Janet Corrigan, PhD, President and CEO of the National Quality Forum.