eHealth Initiative & Foundation Announces New Board Members and Chairman for 2021
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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 join the eHI Board of Directors.
“The unique insight these executives bring to the table supports eHI’s strategic focus on virtual care, privacy, social determinants of health, and COVID-19,” said Jen Covich Bordenick, eHI’s Chief Executive Officer. "These individuals are leading the transformation of healthcare during a turbulent time."
“eHI is extremely fortunate to bring aboard this diverse collection of leaders who have deep experience in the health care technology space,” said Susan Turney, MD, Chief Executive Officer of Marshfield Clinic Health System and outgoing Chair of the Board of Directors. “They will help eHI stay at the forefront of thinking about how technology can be applied to drive innovation and transformation across the industry.”
“The work of the eHealth Initiative and its role in helping to transform healthcare and improve the patient experience has never been more important,” said Amy McDonough, GM and SVP of Fitbit Health Solutions and incoming Board of Directors Chair. “I have valued the partnership of working side by side with stakeholders across the healthcare industry as a member of eHI’s Board of Directors over the past two years and am honored to serve as Chair as we continue to bring our community expertise and shared purpose together to advance population health.”
“It is an honor to join eHealth Initiative’s Board of Directors. The work we do at UnitedHealthcare is focused on our mission of helping people live healthier lives and helping make the health system work better for everyone, a mission that aligns with the work of eHI,” said Saurabha Bhatnagar, MD, Chief Medical Officer & Head of Technology & Performance, UnitedHealthcare. “My hope is together we can continue the important collaboration needed to transform the delivery of healthcare for all those we serve.”
“I am honored to join eHealth Initiative’s Board of Directors. eHI’s vision to harmonize new technology and care models to improve population health and consumer experiences is highly consistent with athenahealth’s vision to create a thriving ecosystem that delivers accessible, high-quality, and sustainable healthcare for all. I am excited about the opportunity to work with this team of visionary industry leaders to help improve healthcare delivery,” said Paul Brient, Senior Vice President & Chief Product Officer, athenahealth.
“At Humana, as we focus on using technology and innovation to better serve our members, working closely with eHealth Initiative will help us accelerate our efforts,” said Mona Siddiqui, M.D., SVP for Strategy and Quality, Enterprise Clinical Management at Humana. “Like eHI, we’re also working every day to improve the health care experience our members and patients have – so that we make it easy for all of the people we serve to achieve their best health. I can’t wait to get started with this board; it’s an impressive group of health care leaders.”
About eHealth Initiative & Foundation
eHealth Initiative (eHI) convenes executives from every stakeholder group in healthcare to discuss, identify and share best practices to transform the delivery of healthcare using technology and innovation. eHI, along with its coalition of members, focuses on education, research, and advocacy to promote the use and sharing of data to improve health care. Our vision is to harmonize new technology and care models in a way that improves population health and consumer experiences. eHI has become a go-to resource for the industry through its eHealth Resource Center. For more information, visit ehidc.org.