WASHINGTON, Sept. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- AHIC Successor, Inc. today announced the appointment of its Board of Directors. The formation of its Board of Directors is an important milestone in establishing AHIC Successor as an independent public-private partnership. The new organization is being established in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), as a successor to the American Health Information Community (AHIC), a federal advisory committee that will soon be dissolving. The Board of Directors will be immediately tasked with defining the strategies by which the organization will fulfill its mission to develop a unified approach in creating an effective, interoperable nationwide health information system in the United States.
"We are pleased to have the participation of such a distinguished group
of individuals from both the public and private sectors who are committed
to the successful integration and use of health IT in the United States,"
said John Tooker, M.D., M.B.A., Executive Vice President and Chief
Executive Officer of the American College of Physicians and one of the
three original incorporators of AHIC Successor. "The Board's leadership and
insights from across the health care, IT, academic, and consumer
communities will be invaluable as our members collaborate on the
development of implementation strategies for a standards-based,
interoperable health IT system that ensures confidentiality, privacy, and
security for patients."
The 15 members of AHIC Successor Board of Directors are:
-- Laura Adams, President and CEO, Rhode Island Quality Institute
-- Simon Cohn, M.D., M.P.H., Associate Executive Director, Health
Information Policy, Kaiser Permanente
-- Janet Corrigan, Ph.D., M.B.A., M.S.-Eng., President and CEO, National
-- Arthur Davidson, M.D., M.S.P.H., Director, Public Health Preparedness,
Denver Public Health Department
|SOURCE AHIC Successor, Inc.|
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