CommonWell Health Alliance Announces Board of Directors

WASHINGTON, DC, Oct. 30, 2013 – CommonWell Health Alliance, a collaborative effort of health information technology suppliers focused on achieving interoperability and data liquidity between systems, today announced the election of its Board of Directors that will govern and guide the organization for the coming year.

The individuals selected to lead the organization by its members are:

Jeremy DelinskyBoard chairman & athenahealth representative. Jeremy joined athenahealth in 2004 and currently serves as its Chief Technology Officer, responsible for the company’s Software Development, User Experience, Product Management, and Technology infrastructure organizations. He also serves as a member of the Health Information Technology Standards Committee.

Rich ElmoreBoard vice chairman & Allscripts representative. Rich currently serves as Vice President of Strategic Initiatives at Allscripts, focusing on innovations, managing exploration and execution of strategic partnerships and acquisitions. He also has extensive experience working with the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and other leading industry organizations.

Bob Robke, Board treasurer & Cerner representative. Bob is currently a Vice President at Cerner where he oversees Cerner’s connectivity services, including interoperability services, health information exchange and personal health records.

Rod O’Reilly, Board secretary & McKesson representative. Rod O’Reilly is senior vice president of Strategy and Business Development for McKesson Technology Solutions. O’Reilly provides leadership for portfolio management, mergers and acquisitions, and integrated strategic planning for Better Health 2020™ and other MTS key priorities.

Scott SchneiderCPSI representative. Scott currently serves as Executive Vice President at CPSI. He has been with CPSI for 30 years, having begun his career there in 1983 and has held a number of positions, including Senior Vice President of Corporate and Business Development, Vice President of Sales and Marketing, and Sales Director.

Justin T. Barnes, Greenway representative. Justin is the Vice President of Industry and Government Affairs at Greenway Medical Technologies, Inc. He also is Chairman Emeritus of the HIMSS Electronic Health Record Association and Co-Chairman of the Accountable Care Community of Practice.

Keith Laughman, Sunquest representative. Keith is currently serving as Executive Vice President of Community Care Solutions at Sunquest, where he focuses on strategic growth areas including ACO’s, outreach, and patient-centric care.

“CommonWell is a collaborative organization, set out to advance interoperability in health care. It’s a formation of leaders in health IT, all collectively pooling experiences and knowledge to overcome the technology and process barriers of making data flow in health care once and for all,” said Jeremy Delinsky, Chairman of CommonWell Health Alliance and CTO of athenahealth, Inc. “The Alliance has made tremendous progress on architecting what we believe will begin as a region-based data exchange pilot, and grow into a national solution of how health information can follow the patient across care settings and technology platforms. This solution would work out of the box, without expensive integration work, and with a great user-experience for providers. I’m proud and fortunate to have such distinguished colleagues and partners on the Board to achieve the goals set out by CommonWell.”

Earlier this month, the Alliance formally incorporated as a trade association. CommonWell Health Alliance is committed to create a vendor-neutral platform to break down the technological and process barriers that currently inhibit effective health data exchange. As an industry trade association, the Alliance will define and promote a national infrastructure with common platforms and policies.

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About CommonWell Health Alliance
CommonWell Health Alliance is a trade association of health IT companies working together to create universal access to health care data. The Alliance is open to all health information technology providers who are committed to making patient’s data available to themselves and providers regardless of where care occurs. Alliance members support the belief that provider access to this data must be built into health information technologies at a reasonable cost for use by a broad range of health care providers and the populations and people they serve.

The members of CommonWell Health Alliance invite all HIT suppliers to join us in working together to provide seamless, trusted access to health information, in support of better, more cost-effective care for our patients and communities. To learn more about the CommonWell Health Alliance, please visitwww.commonwellalliance.org, and read CommonWell Community blog. Also follow CommonWell on Twitter at@CommonWell, join us on the Alliance’s LinkedIn page, and like the Alliance’s Facebook page.

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