eHealth Initiative Unveils First Health IT Cancer Resources Guide
Feb 12 13
eHealth Initiative has unveiled its first-ever Health IT Cancer Resources Guide, a comprehensive overview of the digital tools and technologies available that help patients and their families, caregivers and support networks understand, treat and cope with cancer. The guide lists 76 tools ranging from mobile applications to web sites to social networks that aim to improve cancer care. It was developed by eHI's National Council on Cancer and Technology, which included representatives from American Cancer Society and American Society of Clinical Oncologists, and is organized in five sections: decision making, education, treatment management, social support and lifestyle management. eHI developed the guide based on the findings of the Issue Brief on eHealth Tools and Cancer Care, a review of 124 articles, which examined how telemedicine, mobile health, internet-based technologies and social media are being used in cancer care today. The issue brief highlighted the meaningful impact eHealth tools have on care including the removal of geographic barriers, enhanced decision-making capabilities and improved patient-provider communication.
eHealth Initiative Announces Executive Appointments
Jan 5 12
eHealth Initiative announced the industry leaders nominated for the 2012 Board of Directors, which will be led by the new Chair Micky Tripathi, PhD, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Massachusetts eHealth Collaborative along with Vice Chair Daniel T. Garrett, principal and Health Industry IT (HIT) practice leader, PwC. The new Board members will be approved at company's annual member meeting and conference, taking place in Washington, D.C. on Jan. 11-12, 2011. The 2012 eHealth Initiative Board of Directors includes the following national health care leaders: Janet Corrigan, President and CEO, National Quality Forum, Thomas Fritz, Chief Executive Officer, Inland Northwest Health Services, Daniel T. Garrett, principal and Health Industry IT (HIT) practice leader, PwC (Chair of Foundation; Vice Chairman of eHI Board of Directors), John Glaser, PhD, CEO, Health Services, Siemens Medical Solutions, Sam Ho, MD, Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, United Healthcare, Donald Kemper, Chairman and CEO, Healthwise, Jack Lewin, MD, Chief Executive Officer, American College of Cardiology (Treasurer), Leonard Lichtenfeld, MD, Deputy Chief Medical Officer, American Cancer Society, Donna Lynne, Group President, Kaiser Foundation Health Plan Inc. and Kaiser Foundation Hospitals, Robert Marotta, Esq., Senior Vice President and Regulatory Counsel, WebMD, James Murray, Vice President Information Technology, CVS Caremark, Richard Ratliff, Global Managing Director, Connected Health IT Solutions, Accenture, Tehseen Salimi, M.D., MHA, Vice President, Global Evidence and Value Development, Sanofi-aventis, Steven Stack, MD, Member, Board of Trustees, American Medical Association (Secretary), Joseph Touey, Senior Vice President, North America Pharmaceuticals, Information Technology, GlaxoSmithKline, Micky Tripathi, PhD, President and Chief Executive Officer, Massachusetts eHealth Collaborative (Chairman of the Board of Directors), Susan Turney, MD, President & CEO, Medical Group Management Association, Paul J. Wallace, MD, Director of the Center for Comparative Effectiveness Research, The Lewin Group, Marcy Wilder, Partner, Hogan Lovells and Marcus Wilson, President, HealthCore.