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eHealth Initiative Changes Name to Executives for Health Innovation, Announces New Branding

Washington, DC – November 15, 2021 – eHealth Initiative (eHI), a catalyst for healthcare transformation, announced today that it has changed its name to Executives for Health Innovation (EHI) and revealed a new logo and brand identity.

This rebranding strategy reflects both the evolution of EHI and its vision for the future. For 20 years, EHI has served as the industry leader in convening executives from multi-stakeholder groups to transform the delivery of healthcare using technology and innovation. The new name reflects the EHI coalition of thought-leaders and change-makers that have been built since its inception in 2001.

“Our name has changed to more clearly represent the work we do as an...Read more

Organizations Commit to Advancing Digital Health Equity

Washington, DC – November 4, 2021 – Today at the virtual Digital Health Equity Summit, the Executives for Health Innovation (EHI) released the Digital Health Equity Pledge.

Designed to ensure that powerful digital health technologies do not exacerbate existing biases, the Pledge centers on commitments from organizations in four main areas: accessibility; diversity; respect; and public policy. Highlighting equity issues that are specific to digital health, the Pledge calls for increased focus and responsibility from companies to address those issues by following the guidelines and working to reach its ambitious goals.

“EHI is proud to lead the Digital Health Equity Pledge,” said Jen Covich Bordenick, CEO, EHI....Read more

eHI and Philips Release Report: Cybersecurity in Healthcare: Challenges, Risks and the Path Forward

Washington, DC – October 12, 2021 - Today, Philips and the eHealth Initiative and Foundation (eHI) released a report entitled Cybersecurity in Healthcare: Challenges, Risks and the Path Forward. The report contains insights from an Executive Roundtable panel comprised of experts from the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), Intermountain Healthcare, the Healthcare and Public Sector Coordinating Council (HSCC), Cigna, Northwell and Philips. The report outlines the current state of cyberattacks on healthcare infrastructure, the consequences to patients and the health system as a whole, and work currently underway to shore up healthcare system cybersecurity.

“As digitization and virtual care expand at unparalleled speed throughout the industry, having an up-to-date, nimble, and...Read more

430 Organizations Urge Congress to Address ‘Telehealth Cliff’ - Letter to Congress

Letter to Congressional Leaders Highlights Telehealth Priorities

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Catherine Pugh

Washington, DC – July 26, 2021 – Today, 430 organizations sent a letter to Congress to urge policymakers to address the “telehealth cliff.” The letter was co-led by the Alliance for Connected Care, American Telemedicine Association, Consumer Technology Association, eHealth Initiative, HIMSS, Health Innovation Alliance, Partnership to Advance Virtual Care, and PCHAlliance.

If Congress does not act before the end of the COVID-19 public health emergency (PHE), Medicare beneficiaries will lose access to virtual care options which have become a lifeline to many. The letter calls for Congress to advance permanent telehealth reform focused...Read more

eHealth Initiative Releases Report: Maturing Virtual Care in Tribal Communities

Washington, DC – June 8, 2021 - Today, Philips Healthcare and the eHealth Initiative and Foundation (eHI) released a report entitled Maturing Virtual Care in Tribal Communities. The report contains insights from an Executive Roundtable panel comprised of experts from the Indian Health Service (IHS), Lummi Tribal Health Center, Chinle Service Unit, and Philips Healthcare, and outlines the ongoing challenges of delivering telehealth in tribal communities.

The report addresses the digital health challenges faced by tribal communities, including existing data gaps, funding sources, and the digital divide. Although some 60-70 percent of health care services in tribal communities are telehealth visits, significant connectivity challenges exist in rural areas due to poor infrastructure...Read more

Press Release: CDT and eHI Release Proposed Consumer Privacy Framework for Unprotected Health Data

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Elizabeth Seeger at press@cdt.org  / Alice Leiter at alice@ehidc.org

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) — Today, the Center for Democracy & Technology (CDT) and the eHealth Initiative & Foundation (eHI), with generous support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, are releasing a proposed Consumer Privacy Framework for Health Data. The Framework responds to increasing concerns about the use of underprotected health data in the absence of federal privacy legislation, an issue magnified by the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Much of the information consumers provide through health, retail, genomics, GPS apps and online is not protected. While federal regulation is urgently...Read more

eHealth Initiative Welcomes Micky Tripathi as National Coordinator for Health IT

eHealth Initiative Welcomes Micky Tripathi as National Coordinator for Health IT

eHI Member & Past Board Chair Assumes National Health IT Position

 

Washington, DC – January 21, 2021 – The eHealth Initiative (eHI) issued the following statement on the naming of Micky Tripathi, PhD, MPP, as the new National Coordinator for Health Information Technology:

“eHI congratulates Micky Tripathi on his selection as President Biden’s National Coordinator for Health IT,” said Jen Covich Bordenick, Chief Executive Officer of eHI. “He has been in the trenches and truly understands the challenges with interoperability, value of sharing health data, and complexity of the health care system. Organizations are dealing with COVID-19, health...Read more

eHealth Initiative Congratulates President Biden and Vice President Harris

eHealth Initiative Congratulates President Biden and Vice President Harris

New Administration Faces Unprecedented Health Care Challenges

 

Washington, DC – January 20, 2021 – Today, the eHealth Initiative (eHI) issued the following statement on the swearing in of President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. and Vice President Kamala Harris:

“eHI congratulates President Biden and Vice President Harris and looks forward to working with the new Biden-Harris Administration as it faces the most difficult health care challenge our country has met this century,” said Jen Covich Bordenick, Chief Executive Officer of eHI. “COVID-19 and its effects continue to ravage our communities, the delivery of care, and our economy at an alarming rate....Read more

Press Release: eHI Announces New Board Members and Chair for 2021

eHealth Initiative & Foundation Announces New Board Members and Chairman for 2021

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

WASHINGTON, D.C. – December 15, 2020 - eHealth Initiative & Foundation (eHI) announced today the appointment of three new members to its Board of Directors, one each from UnitedHealthcare, Humana, and athenahealth. The Board also announced the election of Amy McDonough, Senior Vice President & General Manager, Fitbit Health Solutions, as the incoming Chair for the Board of Directors.

Saurabha Bhatnagar, MD, Chief Medical Officer & Head of Technology & Performance, UnitedHealthcare; Paul Brient, Chief Product Officer at athenahealth; and Mona Siddiqui, MD, Senior Vice President for Strategy and Quality, Enterprise Clinical Management at Humana, will...Read more

eHealth Initiative Releases Report Highlighting Ethical Uses of SDOH Data During COVID-19

eHealth Initiative Releases Report Highlighting Ethical Uses of SDOH Data During COVID-19

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Washington, DC – November 30, 2020 – Today, eHealth Initiative & Foundation (eHI) released a report in partnership with the Health Care business of LexisNexis Risk Solutions entitled Assessing eHI’s Guiding Principles for Ethical Use of SDOH Data During COVID-19: Examples from the Field. The report describes the ways in which stakeholders collect and utilize social determinants of health (SDOH) data to create targeted interventions for vulnerable populations. 

In 2019, eHI released the Guiding Principles for Ethical Use of Social Determinants of Health Data, which proposed recommendations for the ethical use of SDOH data by...Read more