Dr. William Jessee, president and CEO of the Medical Group Management Association, has been nominated to be the new chairman of the eHealth Initiative, a Washington-based advocacy organization whose purpose is "to define and then implement specific actions" to improve healthcare through the use of interoperable health IT, according to the group's website.
Micky Tripathi, president and CEO of the Massachusetts eHealth Collaborative, was nominated as vice chairman. The nominations of Jessee, Tripathy, and 18 others to the board of directors are expected to be approved at the annual meeting of the 120 organization-member collective taking place Jan. 19-20 in Washington.
Other nominees are: Janet Corrigan, National Quality Forum; Cindy Ehnes, California Department of Managed Care; Thomas Fritz, Inland Northwest Health Services; Daniel Garret, PricewaterhouseCoopers; John Glaser, Siemens; Dr. Sam Ho, United Healthcare; Dr. Meera Kanhouwa, MedPlus; Michael Kappel, McKesson; Donald Kemper, Healthwise; Dr. Jack Lewin, American College of Cardiology; Dr. Leonard Lichtenfeld, American Cancer Society; Donna Lynne, Kaiser Permanente Colorado; Robert Marotta, WebMD; Dr. William Morris, Cleveland Clinic; John Rother, AARP; Dr. Tehseen Salimi, Sanofi-aventis; Dr. Steven Stack, American Medical Association; and Denny Van Liew, Pfizer Strategic Management Group.
Jessee, who is retiring from his MGMA post in September, also chairs the Certification Commission for Health Information Technology board of trustees.