Janet Marchibroda, chief executive officer of the eHealth Initiative, will leave the organization shes led since its founding to become chief healthcare officer at IBM Corp.
Marchibroda, 46, one of Modern Healthcares Top 25 Women in Healthcare in 2005, has served as CEO since 2001, when the initiative was formed to promote quality and patient safety through the use of health information technology and data exchange. Jennifer Covich Bordenick, eHealths chief operating officer, will act as interim CEO effective April 1 while the company conducts a search for Marchibrodas replacement.
Marchibroda said she will be managing a healthcare campaign and working on strategy, thought leadership and policy for IBM and has enjoyed her time at eHealth. We've made an enormous amount of progress, with the recent enactment of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, which will provide a much-needed net investment of $19 billion to support improvements in health and healthcare through the use of health IT. I feel my work as the CEO of eHealth Initiative is now done, and look forward to contributing to our shared agenda in other ways, including continuing to serve on eHI's volunteer leadership to support its continued growth and influence," she said in an e-mail.
Prior to joining eHealth, Marchibroda co-founded and served as chief operating officer for two healthcare information organizations and as interim COO for the National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship. She was COO for the National Committee for Quality Assurance as well. She holds an MBA from George Washington University and a bachelors degree in commerce from the University of Virginia.