John Walsh, president, chief executive officer and a co-founder of the Miami-based Alpha-1 Foundation, has been elected chairman of the National Health Council an 85-year-old healthcare policy forum based in Washington.
According to the council, its "Putting Patients First" initiative supports adoption of widespread access to electronic medical records and personal health information technology. The Alpha-1 Foundation funds research, education and worldwide detection of the genetic disorder Alpha 1, or antitrypsin deficiency, that can cause lung and liver disease. Walsh also serves as co-founder and president of AlphaNet, a not-for-profit company that provides disease-management services to persons with Alpha 1.
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