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Jennifer Covich Bordenick - Board of Directors, Faces of eHI

Jennifer Covich Bordenick - Board of Directors, Faces of eHI

Jennifer Covich Bordenick

Chief Executive Officer

eHealth Initiative & Foundation

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For over twenty years, Jennifer has focused on quality and technology solutions for healthcare. Jennifer has served as Chief Executive Officer since 2009, providing leadership for all the research, education and advocacy components. Working closely with executives from across the spectrum of healthcare, she has helped refine the organization’s strategic focus to concentrate on interoperability; cybersecurity, value based care, data use and access; and patient/provider technology adoption. She has led the development of national surveys and published groundbreaking reports on data exchange, mhealth, social media, accountable care, data and analytics, telemedicine and chronic care technology. In 2017, Health Data Management recognized her as one of  the "Most Powerful Women in Healthcare IT Thought Leaders." As part of her work with the eHealth Initiative Foundation, she has led projects for the California Health Care Foundation and Commonwealth Fund. Jennifer is co-chair of the Federal HIT Policy Committee’s Strategy and Innovation Workgroup; member of the HL7 Advisory Council and a member of the Diabetes Collaborative Stakeholder Panel.  Jennifer joined eHealth Initiative in 2002 supporting the then emerging electronic prescribing efforts, privacy, and health information exchange. Prior to joining eHealth Initiative, Jennifer headed healthcare industry relations at MicroStrategy, Inc. and OpenNetworks, focusing on security and data-mining solutions for the pharmaceutical and healthcare industry. She spent four years at the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) as Director of Policy and Product Development, helping develop national quality standards for health plans. Jennifer began her career at the George Washington University, Medical Center and Health Plan working on quality management initiatives, clinical pathways and healthcare administration. Jennifer earned a master's degree in Human Resource Development, and bachelor's degree in Psychology. She completed coursework in the doctoral program in healthcare administration at the George Washington University in Washington, DC. She resides in Maryland with her husband and two children.