Wednesday, September 24, 2008

AHIC Successor Board Named

AHIC Successor Inc. has announced the appointment of the Board of Directors to make AHIC Successor an independent public-private partnership. The new organization is being established with the HHS as a successor to the federal advisory committee AHIC. The current AHIC is scheduled to complete its work by the end of 2008.

The fifteen members of the AHIC Successor Board of Directors are:

  • Laura Adams, President and CEO, Rhode Island Quality Institute
  • Simon Cohn, M.D., Associate Executive Director, Health Information Policy, Kaiser Permanente
  • Janet Corrigan PhD, President and CEO, National Quality Forum
  • Arthur Davidson, M.D., Director, Public Health Preparedness, Denver Public Health Department
  • Linda Dillman, Executive Vice President, Benefits and Risk Management, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.
  • Lori Evans, M.P.H., Deputy Commissioner, New York State Department of Health
  • Steven Findlay, M.P.H., Health Care Analyst and Editor, “Consumer Reports “Best Buy Drugs,”
  • Thomas Fritz M.A. M.P.A, CEO, Inland Northwest Health Services
  • C. Martin Harris, M.D., Chief Information Officer and Chairman, Information Technology Division, Cleveland Clinic
  • Kevin Hutchinson, President and CEO, Prematics, Inc.
  • Charles Kennedy, M.D., Vice President for Health Information Technology, WellPoint, Inc.
  • Michael Lardiere, L.C.S.W., Director, Health Information Technology and Senior Advisor, Behavioral Health, National Association of Community Health Centers
  • Stephen Ruberg, PhD., Senior Research Fellow, Eli Lilly & Company
  • Lisa Simpson, M.P.H. Professor, University of Cincinnati, and Director, Child Policy Research Center, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital
  • Paul Tang, M.D., Vice President and Chief Medical Information Officer, Palo Alto Medical Foundation

In addition to the new Board members, HHS Secretary Mike Leavitt and Veterans Affairs Secretary James Peake will serve as federal liaisons to the board. The National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, Robert Kolodner, M.D., will continue to coordinate federal input into the public-private process.