Floyd Eisenberg, a physician, has been tapped to lead a new health information resources department within the National Quality Forum, the organization announced.
In his role as senior vice president of health information resources, Eisenberg, 56, will be responsible for overseeing the work NQF conducts on health information technology and electronic data sharing. The NQF said that it wants to work to ensure that new data platforms designed to share information electronically support performance measurement, improvement and public reporting. The quality standards organization recently endorsed nine structural standards for creating data and information exchange protocols.
Eisenberg has specialized in internal medicine with a subspecialty in infectious diseases and has spent time as a health plan medical director and time in the informatics field in addition to his clinical practice. Eisenberg has served as co-chairman of the Healthcare Information Technology Standards Panel Population Perspective Technical Committee of the American National Standards Institute and has co-chaired the Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise Quality, Research and Public Health Domain Technical Committee. He holds a medical degree from Penn State and a masters degree in public health from the Medical College of Wisconsin.