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EHI Adds Prominent Voices to its Board of Directors

WASHINGTON, DC – June 15, 2022 Executives for Health Innovation (EHI) announced today the appointment of three new members to its Board of Directors, one each from Northwell Health, Milliman MedInsight®, and IQVIA.

Sophy Lu Barbier, Senior Vice President, Chief Information Officer, Northwell Health; Todd Fessler, Principal, and Chief Revenue Officer, MedInsight®, Milliman; Adam Mariano, Vice President, Health Innovation, IQVIA will join the EHI Board of Directors.

“The pandemic, coupled with technological advances has ushered in a sea change in almost all aspects of healthcare,” said Jen Covich Bordenick, EHI’s Chief Executive Officer. “During this time of transformation, we need individuals who embody the innovative, forward-thinking, and collaborative spirit of EHI....Read more

EHI Releases Report: The Case for Accountability: Protecting Health Data Outside the Healthcare System

Report Introduces an independently governed self-regulatory program for non-HIPAA-covered health data, managed by BBB National Programs.

Washington, DC – March 24, 2022 – Today, Executives for Health Innovation (EHI) released the report, The Case for Accountability: Protecting Health Data Outside the Healthcare System, which makes the case for why a robust accountability mechanism is needed to govern the use of non-HIPAA-covered health data held and used by health tech companies. In the absence of new federal data privacy legislation, EHI has put forward a private-sector solution – a neutral, independently run self-regulatory program that will oversee the data use policies and procedures of the previously released EHI and Center for Democracy &...Read more

EHI Applauds Telehealth Provisions in Funding Bill, Urges Permanent Reform

Washington, DC – March 11, 2022 – Executives for Health Innovation (EHI) commends Congress for including a short-term extension of the current Medicare telehealth waivers in the Fiscal Year 2022 omnibus spending legislation. This 151-day extension provides that the telehealth services millions of patients and providers have come to rely on will not abruptly end if the COVID-19 public health emergency (PHE) expires.

“EHI thanks Congress for their commitment in ensuring all Medicare beneficiaries can continue to access high-quality care via telehealth. While initially enacted as temporary measures during COVID, it has become abundantly clear over the past two years that telehealth is a critical tool in removing barriers to accessing care...Read more

Executives for Health Innovation Applauds Introduction of Bipartisan Telehealth Legislation

Washington, DC – February 7, 2022 – Executives for Health Innovation (EHI) applauds the introduction of the Telehealth Expansion and Evaluation Act by Senators Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV) and Todd Young (R-IN), and urge Congress to swiftly take up this important piece of bipartisan legislation.

The legislation, if passed, would extend current Medicare telehealth reimbursement waivers and DEA telehealth prescribing waivers for two years after the COVID-19 public health emergency period (PHE). Last week, EHI, along with more than 330 organizations sent a letter to Congressional leaders calling for temporary extension of telehealth waivers as a pathway toward permanent telehealth policies.

“By extending the current telehealth waivers by two years...Read more

336 Stakeholders Seek Leadership from Congress to Create Permanent Comprehensive Telehealth Reform

WASHINGTON, DC, JANUARY 31, 2022 – Today, 336 organizations sent a letter to Congress urging their leadership in facilitating a pathway to comprehensive permanent telehealth reform that would provide certainty to patients and our nation’s healthcare providers while providing sufficient time for Congress and the administration to analyze the impact of telehealth on patient care. The letter was co-led by the Alliance for Connected Care, American Telemedicine Association (ATA), College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME), Consumer Technology Association (CTA), Executives for Health Innovation (EHI), Health Innovation Alliance, HIMSS, Partnership to Advance Virtual Care, and the Personal Connected Health Alliance (PCHAlliance).

While the Biden Administration may elect to extend the COVID-19 public...Read more

EHI Announces RFP to Launch Program Recommended in Consumer Privacy Framework

Washington, DC – January 24, 2022 - Executives for Health Innovation (EHI) is coordinating the selection of an organization to implement a key recommendation proposed in the Consumer Privacy Framework for Health Data. The identified organization will implement and house a self-regulatory program to govern compliance with the consumer health data-use standards contained within the Framework.

Over the last two years, EHI and the Center for Democracy & Technology (CDT) led a rigorous process developing substantive standards that are a part of the Consumer Privacy Framework for Health Data. The data-use standards reflects the work of more than 60 participating organizations from across the healthcare sector, and public comment was sought...Read more

Philips and EHI Release Report, Maternal Health Disparities: Challenges, Trends, and the Way Forward

Washington, DC – January 20, 2022 - Today, Philips and the Executives for Health Innovation (EHI) released a report entitled Maternal Health Disparities: Challenges, Trends, and the Way Forward. The report contains insights from an Executive Roundtable comprised of experts from the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, March of Dimes, Merck for Mothers, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois and Philips. The report spotlights maternal health issues, challenges and trends, illustrated with examples provided by maternal health experts and health equity champions. It offers suggestions for the path forward, showcasing both technical and policy solutions, and the importance of collaboration in maternal health to overcome the health equity barriers leading...Read more

EHI Announces New Board Members for 2022

WASHINGTON, DC – December 7, 2021 - Executives for Health Innovation (EHI), formerly eHealth Initiative, announced today the appointment of four new members to its Board of Directors, one each from Henry Ford Health System, Marshfield Clinic Health System, OptumLabs, and CVS Health.

Carladenise Edwards, PhD, Executive Vice President, Chief Strategy Officer, Henry Ford Health System; Jeri Koester, Chief Information Officer, Marshfield Clinic Health System; Kevin Larsen, MD, Senior Vice President, Clinical Innovation and Translation, OptumLabs; and Daniel Shaw, Vice President, Consumer Innovation Products, CVS Health will join EHI Board of Directors.

"Executives for Health Innovation plays a critical role in the digital transformation of healthcare and improving the patient experience, and...Read more

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